NTSB Identification: CEN12CA595
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, August 24, 2012 in Comfort, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/05/2012
Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC, registration: N9771E
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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.

After takeoff to the south, at an altitude of 250 feet above the ground, the pilot initiated a left turn. During the turn, the left wing dropped "60 to 70 degrees." The pilot stated that he tried to regain control; however, the airplane struck a fence before he could level the airplane. The impact resulted in substantial damage to the firewall, the empennage, and the outboard portion of the right wing. The pilot stated that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

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

The pilot did not maintain control of the airplane after takeoff, which resulted in an inadvertent stall.

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