NTSB Identification: CEN09LA224
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, March 14, 2009 in Lake Vermillion, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/2009
Aircraft: Taylorcraft Corporation F19, registration: N3937T
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 airplane was observed to lift off from a frozen lake and maintain a low altitude until reaching cruise speed. The airplane then pitched up into a steep climb during which it entered a spin and began a descent. The airplane impacted the lake while in the spin. An examination of the airplane revealed no mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. The airplane was not certified to have, nor was equipped with a stall warning system.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain proper pitch control resulting in a stall/spin.

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