Loss of control Accident Quicksilver Sport 2S N2669A, 19 Jan 2008
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 286351
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Time:14:00 LT
Type:Quicksilver Sport 2S
Registration: N2669A
MSN: 0203
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Arley, Alabama -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Arley, AL (NONE)
Destination airport:Arley, AL (NONE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
After takeoff from a lake, the pilot of a Quicksilver Sport 2S experienced a loss of control while joining the traffic pattern. The pilot had just started a shallow right coordinated descending turn when he encountered a "loss of resistance" in his right rudder pedal. The aircraft then yawed to the right. He attempted to correct with the application of left rudder pedal, but there was no response. The pilot reduced power, applied full left aileron, and full up elevator in an attempt to arrest the descent. The airplane then impacted the water in a nose down attitude damaging the right float, right wing and right side of the fuselage. It then spun around to the right, and came to rest on the surface of the water. The pilot and passenger exited the cabin and approximately 5 minutes later the airplane sank.

Probable Cause: A malfunction of the rudder control system.



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

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