Originally Posted by mdmba
Great guy, excellent pilot. Landing W10 to the south is tricky...but he had done it dozens times prior.
Classic stall/spin turning from base to final.
The NTSB report indicates that the flight was recorded by an onboard camera.
A couple of comments in the report caught my eye:
One was that the pilot turned from downwind to base at 77 kts at 540 ft msl at an airport with an elevation of 271 ft msl. That means he turned base at 269 ft above the ground. That's very very low and was presumably the start of his problem.
According to the report the pilot was 63 years old and "The pilot's most recent FAA airman medical certificate had expired; he had not completed the requirements of BasicMed."
But perhaps the most interesting thing about the report was that it made no mention of whether the aircraft had a stall warning device installed. My guess is that it did not.
Vans Aircraft supply stall warning devices with all of their kits now but for decades they did not. That was a very poor decision on Vans part. And the price over the years has been costly.