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N8226U accident description

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Crash location 38.540277°N, 94.560556°W
Nearest city Drexel, MO
38.479459°N, 94.608566°W
4.9 miles away
Tail number N8226U
Accident date 04 Aug 2017
Aircraft type Cessna 172
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that, during the initial climb, the airplane aerodynamically stalled and impacted terrain.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot’s failure to maintain adequate airspeed and his exceedance of the airplane’s critical angle of attack, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.

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