Loss of control Accident Quicksilver MXL II Sport N61202, 18 Dec 2011
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140495
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Type:Quicksilver MXL II Sport
Registration: N61202
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Loreauville, Iberia Parish, LA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Loreauville, LA
Destination airport:Loreauville, LA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The student pilot reported that the airplane’s airspeed was “pretty slow” and that he was flying about 200 feet above ground level when he entered a sudden steep left turn. He did not add power as he entered the turn and likely used too much aileron. During the turn, the airplane stalled, entered a spin, and impacted the ground in a steep nose-down attitude. The impact caused substantial damage to all structural components of the airplane. The student pilot said he had about 5 hours of experience in the accident airplane and had not received any flight instruction in this make and model airplane. The passenger was not a pilot. In addition, the student pilot stated that he thought the accident would not have occurred if he had maintained a higher airspeed and had been at a higher altitude.
Probable Cause: The student pilot did not maintain adequate airspeed while maneuvering at low altitude, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.



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

Revision history:

20-Dec-2011 12:58 gerard57 Added
20-Dec-2011 15:01 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
22-Jan-2012 20:21 Geno Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative, Plane category, ]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:39 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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