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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215465
Last updated: 20 July 2020
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Date:09-DEC-2017
Time:13:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic CH75 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Zenith CH750 STOL
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N750AD
C/n / msn: 75-8235
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Franklin, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Franklin, PA (FKL)
Destination airport:Franklin, PA (FKL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
According to the pilot in the experimental amateur-built airplane, he was conducting a flight test. During the takeoff roll, he applied “too much aft stick,” and the airplane entered an unintentional steep climb at a low airspeed. The airplane rolled left about 30°, he corrected to the right, and the airplane’s nose dropped. The pilot further reported that he may have reduced the throttle and overcorrected to the right. The airplane stalled and impacted the ground.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.
The pilot reported that this was his second flight in the accident airplane.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.



Probable Cause: The pilot’s excessive application of aft stick during takeoff, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall. Contributing to this accident was the pilot’s inexperience in the airplane.


Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20171209X52134&key=1

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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