NTSB Identification: DEN06FA018.
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Accident occurred Monday, November 21, 2005 in Calhan, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/30/2006
Aircraft: American Champion 8KCAB, registration: N70MT
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

According to radar data, the airplane appeared to be maneuvering and its altitude varied between 4,990 feet above ground level (agl) and 1,390 feet agl. The airplane impacted the ground, in a right wing low attitude, on a heading of 230 degrees and was destroyed. Both the left and right wings exhibited accordion crushing along the entire span of the leading edge of the wing. An on scene examination of the airplane's systems revealed no anomalies.

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

the pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control. Factors contributing to the accident were the low altitude, and the resultant stall/spin.

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