ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 287182
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Narrative:The pilot had just purchased the unregistered, uncertificated, experimental, amateur-built airplane. He began taxiing it around the airport, and then taxied to Runway 14. Shortly thereafter he departed, making a hard left bank turn. He flew between two airport hangars, struck a power line, and collided with the ground. The pilot's wife stated that he had less than 1 hour of flight time in the accident airplane. Examination of the wreckage did not reveal any preimpact mechanical malfunctions.
|Type:||Quicksilver MXL II Sport|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Ellenboro, North Carolina -
United States of America
|Phase:|| Initial climb|
|Departure airport:||Ellenboro, NC (8NC2)|
|Destination airport:||Ellenboro, NC (8NC2)|
|Investigating agency: ||NTSB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane during climbout. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's lack of experience in the make and model of the airplane.
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|Investigating agency: ||NTSB |
|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Duration: ||6 months|
|Download report: || Final report|
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