ATL04CA083
ATL04CA083

On March 28, 2004, at 1115 central standard time, a Lawrence L Dantzer, Rans S-12 homebuilt airplane, N910MB, registered to and operated by the private pilot, collided with trees following a loss of control while maneuvering in Lowndesboro, Alabama. The flight was operated under the provisions of Title 14 CFR Part 91, and visual flight rules. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The pilot received minor injuries and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The flight originated from a private grass strip in Lowndesboro, Alabama on March 28, 2004, at 1100.

The homebuilt airplane collided with trees following a loss of control while maneuvering at 1000 feet. The pilot began a right turn and encountered a wind gust. The pilot stated that his airspeed was low and the airplane entered a stall and subsequently a spin. When efforts to regain control of the airplane failed, the pilot deployed the ballistic parachute system, and the airplane settled into a stand of trees. The pilot reported no mechanical problems with the airplane.


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