NTSB Identification: CEN12LA636
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 16, 2012 in Cameron, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/09/2014
Aircraft: JDT MINI-MAX LLC 1500R, registration: N3533D
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

A witness to the accident reported that he was outside his residence when he heard the accident airplane departing to the south. He initially heard the sound of the airplane's engine before he saw the airplane climbing away from the runway at an estimated 45-degree, nose-up pitch attitude. The witness did not perceive any engine anomalies as the airplane climbed to about 350 feet above the ground, where it suddenly rolled right and entered a near-vertical descent into terrain. The postaccident examination of the airplane revealed no evidence of mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation. The witness's description of the airplane's flightpath was consistent with an aerodynamic stall and spin during initial climb.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed during initial climb, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall and spin at a low altitude.

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