NTSB Identification: NYC06CA181.
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Accident occurred Sunday, July 09, 2006 in New Galilee, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/28/2006
Aircraft: Carlson Aircraft Sparrow, registration: NONE
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

According to the pilot, the unregistered, amateur-built Carlson Aircraft Sparrow experienced a partial loss of engine power approximately 40 feet above ground level, during the initial climb. The non-certificated pilot elected to return to the airport, and during a turn toward the runway, the airplane "stalled." The airplane impacted the ground in a right wing low attitude, resulting in substantial damage. An examination of the airframe and engine by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed no mechanical abnormalities.

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 and impact with terrain. A factor in the accident was the partial loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.

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