Sonex stalls during touch and goes

This February 2007 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Posted as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.

Aircraft: Sonex.
Location: Atlanta, Texas.
Injuries: None.
Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The pilot was practicing touch and goes. During a go-around he allowed the airspeed to get too low and the airplane stalled and came down in some trees.

Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain an adequate airspeed that resulted in a stall. A contributing factor was the group of trees located near the departure end of the runway.

For more information: NTSB.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20070403X00356&key=1.

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