Stall/Spin Accidents 12/24/2015 - 12/24/2016

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*Accident reports are not entered into the ASF database until 1-2 weeks after the National Transportation Safety Board issues its preliminary report. Note: Accidents included on the basis of preliminary reports may later be reclassified after final determination of probable cause.
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The skidding turn from base to final may be the classic set-up, but unintended stalls also cause accidents during takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds, simulated engine failures, and buzzing attempts. At low altitude, there may not be room to recover from even a coordinated wings-level stall, and with perfect technique spin recovery can still require at least a thousand feet. Almost two airplanes a week are lost when their pilots unexpectedly exceed the critical angle of attack, and more than 40% of these crashes are fatal. You can read the details of individual accidents by scrolling over the points, then click here for a refresher on safe maneuvering, or here to take the ASI on-line aerodynamics course.

*Identification of stall/spin accidents is usually based on the National Transportation Safety Board final report, which may not be issued for more than a year after the accident itself. As a result, coverage of accidents during the most recent year is incomplete.

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