Loss of control Accident Quicksilver MXL II N594TC, 30 Aug 2008
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 285640
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Time:12:00 LT
Type:Quicksilver MXL II
Registration: N594TC
MSN: 5690
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Barceloneta, Puerto Rico -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Barceloneta, PR (NONE)
Destination airport:Barceloneta, PR (NONE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
While landing on an unapproved grass strip, the student pilot of the amateur-built experimental light sport aircraft "bounced" and decided to abort the landing. As he applied power to the engine, the airplane encountered a wind gust, banked sharply right, and lost altitude. During the aborted landing, the airplane continued to turn to the right in a steep bank. After completing a full 180-degree turn, the airplane descended and impacted a fence pole, substantially damaging the right wing. The reported wind, at an airport located approximately 28 miles southwest of the accident site, about the time of the accident was from 250 degrees at 15 knots, gusting to 19 knots.

Probable Cause: The student pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane during an aborted landing. Contributing to the accident were the high winds.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

14 Jul 2018 N594TC Private 0 Arecibo, PR sub
Fuel exhaustion.


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02-Oct-2022 12:45 ASN Update Bot Added

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