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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223399
Last updated: 23 November 2021
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Type:Just JA30 Superstol
Registration: N45FT
MSN: JA263-03-12
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Oshkosh, WI -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Oshkosh, WI (OSH)
Destination airport:Oshkosh, WI (OSH)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The private pilot stated that, during the initial climb after takeoff, the flight controls got mushy, and the airplane began to sink. The pilot added flaps and verified engine throttle position; however, the airplane continued to sink, and the flight controls continued to feel mushy. The pilot pushed the airplane’s nose forward and retracted the flaps. The airplane descended and hit a ditch and gravel road before coming to rest adjacent to a chain-link fence.
Examination of the airplane and related systems revealed no preimpact mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. The pilot’s statement, along with the video of the accident, revealed that the ;ilot did not maintain an adequate airspeed during the initial climb and should have climbed more shallowly. Due to the low airspeed and his exceedance of the airplane’s critical angle of attack, the airplane aerodynamically stalled.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed during the initial climb and his exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

22-Mar-2019 20:36 ASN Update Bot Added

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