Accident Bellanca 8KCAB Super Decathlon HB-KHN,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237727
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Date:Wednesday 24 June 2020
Type:Silhouette image of generic BL8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bellanca 8KCAB Super Decathlon
Owner/operator:Fliegerschule St. Gallen Altenrhein
Registration: HB-KHN
MSN: 1047-2007
Year of manufacture:2007
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lommis (LSZT) -   Switzerland
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Lommis Airfield (LSZT)
Destination airport:St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport (ACH/LSZR)
Investigating agency: STSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
At 14:40, the pilot, who was seated in the front seat as she was supposed to do when flying alone on board, initiated the take-off procedure by increasing the engine power. At the same time, she held the aircraft stationary with the wheel brakes in order to achieve the shortest possible take-off roll distance.
Shortly after she applied full throttle, the aircraft pitched forward over the stationary wheels of the main landing gear until the propeller came to a stop by contact with the ground. The pilot was uninjured, but the aircraft was severely damaged.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: STSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

08-Jul-2020 08:27 harro Added
31-Aug-2020 09:08 harro Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Narrative]
04-Oct-2021 17:35 harro Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative, Accident report]

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