Accident Slater P-51 N656S, Sunday 9 January 2000
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Date:Sunday 9 January 2000
Type:Slater P-51
Registration: N656S
MSN: 49
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Hampstead, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:01NC
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane was observed on takeoff from runway 3. The air plane became airborne about 1,000 feet down the runway. The airplane reached about 100 to 150 feet, started a slow left turn, stalled, the left wing dropped down, the nose pitched down, and the airplane disappeared from view behind a tree line and crashed.
Probable Cause: The pilots failure to maintain airspeed (VSO) while maneuve ring on a turn to crosswind resulting in an inadvertent stall/spin, and subsequent in-flight collision with trees and terrain.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA00LA065
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
12-Dec-2017 18:17 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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