Accident Quicksilver MXL II Sport UNREG, 31 Jan 2009
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 287182
 
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Date:31-JAN-2009
Time:18:11 LT
Type:Quicksilver MXL II Sport
Owner/operator:Gerald Brown
Registration: UNREG
MSN: 000807
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Ellenboro, North Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Ellenboro, NC (8NC2)
Destination airport:Ellenboro, NC (8NC2)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
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.

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.

Sources:

NTSB ERA09LA150

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report
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