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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45972
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Date:02-APR-2001
Time:17:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic BOLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Steen Skybolt
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N58JM
MSN: MISTROT-01
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:SMITHFIELD, NC -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Smithfield, NC (JNX)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
This was the first flight of the experimental airplane. The takeoff roll and initial climb appeared normal. As the airplane continued the climb through 200 feet, it was observed entering a left turn until the airplane developed a nose low attitude. The airplane collided with trees on the right side of the runway. Examination of the aircraft revealed no mechanical malfunctions. The pilot had a prosthetic leg.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane during climb out that resulted in the in-flight collision with the ground. A factor was the physical impairment.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20010412X00740&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
10-Dec-2017 11:15 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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