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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 177317
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: N750AF
MSN: B001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Gainesville Memorial Airport (H27), Gainesville, Missouri -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Lonoke, AR (1AR9)
Destination airport:Gainesville, MO (H27)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of the short takeoff and landing airplane reported that during takeoff, the airplane's engine was producing normal rpm, and "the aircraft lifted off about halfway down the runway but did not climb normally." The pilot aborted the takeoff, landed beyond the departure end of the runway, and impacted a building. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall and fuselage.

A post-accident inspection by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Safety Inspectors (ASI) revealed that the carburetor was disconnected, however post impact or pre-impact separation of the carburetor could not be determined.
Probable Cause: The pilot's perception that the airplane was not climbing normally, which precipitated an aborted landing with insufficient runway remaining to stop the airplane safely.


FAA register:

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

Revision history:

26-Jun-2015 23:11 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 13:42 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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