NTSB Identification: LAX06LA036.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, November 15, 2005 in Lincoln, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/27/2007
Aircraft: Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR, registration: N56038
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The airplane impacted terrain in a near wings level pitch attitude after experiencing a stall. A witness, who was flying his own airplane above and behind the accident airplane, observed it make a left turn. He observed the accident airplane's left wing bobble and the nose subsequently drop in what appeared to be a stall. The accident pilot recovered, but the left wing bobbled and dropped again in another stall. Prior to impact, the pilot pulled the nose up and the airplane impacted the ground hard in a near wings level attitude. According to the other pilot, he spoke to the accident pilot at the hospital. At that time, the accident pilot reported he was having trouble maintaining airspeed. Following his recovery, the accident pilot could not recall any of the events that led to the accident except for fueling the airplane prior to departure. Post-accident examination of the aircraft revealed no anomalies that could have resulted in a loss of airspeed or loss of aircraft control.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed, which resulted in an inadvertent stall while maneuvering.

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