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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68027
Last updated: 21 July 2020
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Type:Silhouette image of generic RV6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-6
Registration: N352JB
C/n / msn: 23804
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near St. Charles Airport (3SQ), LA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Ama, LA (LS40)
Destination airport:Ama, LA (LS40)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was anxious about flying the airplane and had elected to hire a flight instructor for further training. According to a witness, the airplane taxied from the hangar to the end of the runway. The airplane remained at the departure end of the runway for several minutes consistent with performing a before-takeoff check. The airplane initiated a takeoff roll and shortly thereafter veered off of the runway to the left. The airplane then struck several trees head on and was immediately engulfed in flames. An examination of the airplane, engine, and related systems revealed no anomalies that would have affected the takeoff.
Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to maintain directional control during takeoff.



Revision history:

24-Aug-2009 00:02 David_Landry Added
24-Aug-2009 00:03 harro Updated
24-Aug-2009 07:20 Anon. Updated
24-Aug-2009 08:11 slowkid Updated
24-Aug-2009 21:02 David_Landry Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
15-Mar-2017 07:44 junior sjc Updated [Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
02-Dec-2017 15:59 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]