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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137010
Last updated: 10 July 2020
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Date:28-JUN-2011
Time:07:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic CH75 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Zenair STOL CH 750
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N751WB
C/n / msn: 75-8124
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Gladewater Municipal Airport - K07F, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Gladewater, TX (07F)
Destination airport:Gladewater, TX (07F)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot had just built the airplane and had departed on the airplane’s first flight. The pilot reported that as soon as the wheels left the ground the airplane made a tight left turn. He was unable to arrest the turn and bring the airplane back to a straight and level attitude, so he reduced power and the airplane collided with trees, substantially damaging both wings and the fuselage. During a postaccident examination, flight control continuity was established to the flaperons, elevator, and rudder. However, due to impact damage, the investigation was not able to determine if the flight controls were rigged properly. The cause of the loss of directional control could not be determined.
Probable Cause: A loss of directional control on takeoff for undetermined reasons.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20110630X22315&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Jun-2011 05:07 gerard57 Added
29-Jun-2011 05:35 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 16:54 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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