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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 134674
Last updated: 12 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic COY2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rans S-6
Registration: N448CH
C/n / msn: 03991308
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Swainsboro, Georgia -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Swainsboro, GA (SBO)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated that he was departing from a private grass strip, with a right quartering headwind of about 10 to 12 mph, and as he lifted off and started to climb, while at a height of about 60 feet, a strong wind gust got under the right wing and forced the aircraft hard to the left and the nose down. According to the pilot, the aircraft then collided with the ground, and was destroyed as a result of the impact. The pilot further stated that prior to the accident, there had been no mechanical failure or malfunction to the aircraft, or any of its systems.
Probable Cause: the failure of the pilot to properly compensate for a crosswind and for gusty conditions during takeoff/initial climb, which resulted in an inflight loss of control and collision with the ground.


FAA register: 2. FAA:

Revision history:

31-Aug-2016 00:58 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
10-Dec-2017 11:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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