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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192584
Last updated: 16 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CH2T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
AMD Alarus CH2000
Registration: N683AM
C/n / msn: 20-1006
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cobb County, Kennesaw, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Atlanta, GA (RYY)
Destination airport:Atlanta, GA (RYY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The private pilot attempted a short-field takeoff procedure, and air traffic control tower personnel observed the airplane about 200 ft above ground level about 900 ft from the beginning of the runway. The airplane then drifted left, descended, and impacted trees. Although the pilot subsequently reported a loss of engine power and climb performance, a test run of the engine following the accident revealed no anomalies. The pilot had an approximate 5-year gap in flying experience and had not completed a flight review, although he reported about 21 hours of flight experience in the 90 days preceding the accident. He reported a total flight experience of 143.3 hours, of which 59 hours were in the accident airplane make and model. It is likely that the pilot exceeded the airplane's critical angle of attack while attempting a short-field takeoff, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall at an altitude too low to recover.

Probable Cause: The pilot's exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack while attempting a short-field takeoff, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.



FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

06-Jan-2017 01:46 Geno Added
06-Jan-2017 01:51 Geno Updated [Narrative]
06-Jan-2017 19:34 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source]
11-Nov-2018 08:32 ASN Update Bot Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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