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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140495
 
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Date:18-DEC-2011
Time:14:00
Type:Quicksilver MXL II Sport
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N61202
MSN: MXL II SPORT 00087
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Loreauville, Iberia Parish, LA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Loreauville, LA
Destination airport:Loreauville, LA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

NTSB

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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