NTSB Identification: CHI06FA196.
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Accident occurred Sunday, July 23, 2006 in Oshkosh, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/2008
Aircraft: Shaw Europa XS, registration: N229WC
Injuries: 2 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.
The airplane was substantially damaged when it stalled and collided with the runway following a loss of control while on final approach to runway 27 (6,178 feet by 150 feet, dry asphalt). Witnesses described the airplane as being "slow" on base leg and final approach. One of the witnesses, a certified flight instructor, stated the airplane had full flaps extended and it remained slow as it overshot final approach. Four of the witnesses reported seeing the right wing drop as the airplane was turning onto final approach. Three of the witnesses reported the airplane stalled during the turn. Several of the witnesses reported seeing the airplane begin to spin in a nose down attitude just prior to it contacting the runway. One witness reported hearing the engine operating prior to the impact. Post accident inspection of the airframe and engine failed to reveal any pre-existing mechanical failure/malfunction which would have resulted in the accident.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed on final approach which resulted in a stall. Full narrative available
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