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NTSB Identification: ATL00LA071
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Accident occurred Saturday, July 29, 2000 in GREENVILLE, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/02/2001
Aircraft: Ryskamp SONEX, registration: N202BA
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot stated that this was a test flight for the experimental airplane. The pilot reported that he was low on the final approach to land and collided with ground short of the grass landing strip. The pilot reported no mechanical problems with the airplane.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
  • The pilot's misjudgment of airspeed and altitude resulting in an undershoot.