NTSB Identification: SEA06LA184.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, September 20, 2006 in Lake Wales, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/2007
Aircraft: Shimer One Design, registration: N973D
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 pilot was landing the amateur-built experimental category airplane on a dry, paved runway. FAA inspectors reported that tire marks on the runway indicated the airplane touched down on the runway, and at some point during the landing roll it veered left of the runway centerline. The airplane nosed over on the western edge of the runway. The airplane's canopy was crushed during the accident sequence and the pilot, the sole occupant, was killed. There were no witnesses to the accident. The pilot of a departing aircraft reported seeing the wreckage during his initial climb from the airport. The hourly Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR) was, in part, wind from 280 degrees (true) at 10 knots; visibility, 15 statute miles; temperature 29 degrees C; altimeter, 29.91 inches.

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

The loss of control for an undetermined reason during the landing roll.

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