Accident Heliotech H-250 N777LF, 30 Apr 2006
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 292393
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Time:19:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic COUR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Heliotech H-250
Owner/operator:Aeolian Corporation
Registration: N777LF
MSN: 2535
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Woodville, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Woodville, TX
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The 473-hour private pilot of the single-engine tail-wheel equipped airplane completed a local 35-minute flight. Upon returning to his private 1,800-foot long by 80-foot wide grass airstrip, the pilot executed a successful stop-and-go landing, and then elected to stay in the pattern. During the second approach, while landing to the north (runway 35) at about 2015 local time, the pilot touched down long and decided he did not have sufficient runway to stop, so he elected to add power to abort the landing. The STOL airplane became airborne; however, the airplane was not able to clear the trees at the departure end of the airstrip. The airplane impacted trees and terrain and came to rest about 510 feet beyond the departure end of the airstrip. The left wing separated from the airframe. The pilot, who had accumulated 173 hours in the make and model, reported no mechanical problems with the airplane. The weather was clear and the wind was calm at the time of the mishap.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance with obstructions at the departure end of the airstrip during an aborted landing. A contributing factor was dusk light conditions.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report

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08-Oct-2022 18:08 ASN Update Bot Added

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