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N8072S accident description

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Crash location 36.030000°N, 106.045833°W
Nearest city San Juan Pueblo, NM
36.052801°N, 106.070579°W
2.1 miles away
Tail number N8072S
Accident date 20 May 2008
Aircraft type Cortesy, John E Airborne Edge-X
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot stated in an interview with a Federal Aviation Administration inspector that this was his first ever flight in this airplane with a passenger onboard. The pilot stated that he attempted a short field takeoff when the engine lost power at 50 feet. The pilot lost control during the emergency landing impacted on the runway, bounced traveled about 90 feet, impacted a second time, then slid approximately 260 feet coming to rest on southeast edge of the runway. There was substantial damage to the airplane and minor injuries to both occupants.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed which resulted in an inadvertent stall. Contributing to the accident was the loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.

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