NTSB Identification: ERA09CA381
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 05, 2009 in Waymart, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/19/2009
Aircraft: THOMPSON DAVID CHALLENGER, registration: N10232
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.

The pilot departed from a private field and flew in the local area for approximately one hour. As he returned to the field for landing, he flew "right above stall speed" on final approach. The pilot reported that he "neglected to monitor [the airplane's] airspeed" and the airplane stalled during the landing flare. The airplane then dropped suddenly and impacted the ground just prior to the runway. The airplane sustained substantial damage to its fuselage, and no mechanical anomalies were identified.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed during approach to land resulting in a stall.

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