NTSB Identification: WPR13CA297
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 28, 2013 in Jackson, WY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/13/2013
Aircraft: Charles Peet Zenith CH 701, registration: N44CP
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.

The pilot reported that the takeoff roll was normal and that he used the standard Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) takeoff procedure. After climbing to about 50 to 75 feet, the right wing suddenly lifted and the wing slats lost their STOL lift. The pilot stated that the airplane then slipped to the left, and being unable to recover, the left wing impacted the ground, which resulted in the airplane cartwheeling and coming to rest inverted. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the empennage. The pilot reported no mechanical anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed to avoid an aerodynamic stall during takeoff/initial climb.

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