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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166625
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RV8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-8
Registration: N627CS
MSN: 80881
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bonne Terre Municipal Airport (1BT), Bonne Terre, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Bonne Terre, MO (1BT)
Destination airport:Bonne Terre, MO (1BT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The private pilot said that during the takeoff roll in his tail wheel-equipped airplane, he lifted the tail off the ground when the airplane was about 50 feet down the runway. The airplane then made a sudden turn to the left and veered off the runway. The left wing struck the ground and the airplane flipped over,which resulted in substantial damage to both wings, the vertical stabilizer and an engine mount. The pilot reported the wind was blowing about 5 knots directly down the runway and there were no mechanical deficiencies with the airplane or the engine.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control on takeoff.


FAA register:

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

Revision history:

30-May-2014 05:55 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 14:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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