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Narrative:Witness states the experimental aircraft, a Laseure Sonerai II, N232PE, eventually took off from a small grass airstrip, Circle T Airport - WS77, Grantsburg, Wisconsin, after having taxiing back and forth on the runway for about 20 minutes, then tried to turn back to the strip moments after becoming airborne and crashed in a wooded area close by. The aircraft was destroyed by the impact and post-impact fire. The pilot, on his first flight in the recently purchased aircraft, was fatally injured.
|Type:||Monnett Sonerai II (Mfr. Laseure, Edward Joseph)|
|C/n / msn:|| 406|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Near Circle T Airport - WS77, Grantsburg, WI -
United States of America
|Phase:|| Initial climb|
|Investigating agency: ||National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America |
The NTSB final report released April 22, 2010, states in part:
"The level of a prescription antidepressant found on post-accident toxicology was more than 10 times higher than expected given the pilot's prescription for the medication."
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
"The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed during initial climb which resulted in a stall/spin. Contributing to the accident was the degraded engine performance."
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