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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191206
Last updated: 15 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CH80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Zenair STOL CH 801
Registration: N801KJ
C/n / msn: 8-4899
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Waupaca County, west Mukwa, WI -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Royalton, WI (38WI)
Destination airport:Royalton, WI (38WI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The purpose of the personal flight was to practice stalls in the homebuilt, experimental airplane. The private pilot reported that he practiced several stall maneuvers and that the airplane handled well. After executing a touch-and-go landing, the pilot took off and established the airplane on downwind, about 1,000 ft above ground level, to set up for a full flaps landing. He lowered the flaps and set the engine power to idle. The pilot then discovered that the control stick would move but that he had no control of the airplane. The airplane impacted the ground and was totally consumed by postimpact fire. The pilot did not remember the crash. He had flown the airplane the day before the accident and did not report any mechanical anomalies. The pilot indicated that he did not believe that the airplane stalled. Due to the extent of the postimpact fire damage, it was not possible to determine any preimpact malfunctions or failures of the engine, flight controls, or flight control surfaces. Thus, the reason for the loss of control could not be determined.

Probable Cause: The loss of control during approach for reasons that could not be determined due to postimpact fire damage.



FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 8 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

07-Nov-2016 02:06 Geno Added
07-Nov-2016 02:14 Geno Updated [Source]
07-Nov-2016 14:27 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
07-Nov-2016 16:55 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
07-Nov-2016 17:30 Geno Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
06-Jul-2019 19:36 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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