NTSB Identification: CHI08FA222
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 30, 2008 in OSHKOSH, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/10/2009
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22, registration: N3671A
Injuries: 3 Minor.

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 aircraft took off with a strong left crosswind with the flight near maximum gross weight. About 60 feet in the air, the aircraft stalled, the left wing struck the ground on the right side of the runway, and the aircraft cartwheeled and slid to a stop. The aircraft was substantially damaged and the occupants received minor injuries. The pilot reported that gusts of wind caught the airplane. Inspection of the aircraft did not reveal any preimpact failure or malfunction of the aircraft or engine.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed while taking off in gusting winds, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall and subsequent loss of control.

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