NTSB Identification: CEN12LA448
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 17, 2012 in Marlboro, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/12/2013
Aircraft: CHAPMAN MARK A TRIKE, registration: N404EA
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.

After takeoff, witnesses saw the trike airplane turn left and pitch up to a steep nose-high attitude before the right wing dropped and the airplane descended to the ground. The descriptions of the accident were consistent with an aerodynamic stall. An examination of the wreckage did not detect any preimpact anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. The student pilot did not have a logbook, and, in a postaccident interview, he revealed that he had little experience and flight time in the airplane.

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

The student pilot’s failure to maintain adequate airspeed during a turn, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.

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