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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223821
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Time:15:38 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SIRA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Tecnam P2002 Sierra
Owner/operator:Volare LLC
Registration: N118LS
MSN: 174
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Santa Fe Municipal Airport (KSAF), Santa Fe, NM -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Santa Fe Airport, NM (SAF/KSAF)
Destination airport:Santa Fe, NM
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The flight instructor and student pilot were conducting a touch-and-go landing. Surveillance footage showed that, shortly after takeoff, the airplane appeared to stop climbing. The right wing then dropped and the airplane entered a steep, nose-down attitude and impacted the ground. A postimpact fire ensued.
Examination of the airframe and engine revealed no anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.

At the time of the accident, the density altitude was calculated to be about 8,600 ft. Given the available evidence, it is likely that the engine's performance was degraded by the high density altitude and the airplane's critical angle of attack was exceeded during the initial climb after takeoff, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall and loss of control.

Probable Cause: The flight instructor's failure to maintain adequate airspeed during the initial climb after takeoff, which resulted in an exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack, an aerodynamic stall, and loss of control.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 2 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

08-Apr-2019 23:59 Geno Added
09-Apr-2019 01:03 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
09-Apr-2019 03:21 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
09-Apr-2019 03:39 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Source, Embed code]
04-Jun-2021 18:21 Eugenio Grigorjev Updated [Source, Embed code]
08-Jul-2022 18:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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