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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174271
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CH75 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Zenair STOL CH 750
Registration: N756AC
MSN: 75-8063
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Brian Ranch Airport (CL13), Palmdale, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Palmdale, CA (CL13)
Destination airport:Agua Dulce, CA (L70)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that during initial climb out, just after becoming airborne, he inputted a higher than normal angle of attack and subsequently the airplane stalled and rolled to the left. The pilot was unable to recover and the airplane struck vegetation and impacted the ground. Substantial damage was sustained to the wings and fuselage during the accident sequence. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control when he exceeded the airplane's critical angle of attack during climb out which resulted in a loss of airspeed and subsequent aerodynamic stall.


FAA register:

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

Revision history:

04-Mar-2015 19:22 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 12:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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