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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166496
Last updated: 17 April 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic GLAS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair
Registration: N4VX
C/n / msn: 301
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eagle's Nest Estates Airport (2TS6), Midlothian, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Midlothian, TX (2TS5)
Destination airport:Midlothian, TX (JWY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, during the initial climb, the high-performance airplane’s left wing dropped and that the airplane then turned toward the left side of the runway. The pilot applied corrective control inputs but was unsuccessful in regaining airplane control. The airplane subsequently impacted the ground; a postcrash fire ensued, which destroyed the airplane. Postaccident examination of the airplane confirmed flight control continuity. The pilot stated that he did not have enough time, training, or experience to be flying the high-performance airplane.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain lateral control during the initial climb. Contributing to the accident was the pilot’s failure to obtain sufficient training and experience to operate the high-performance airplane.


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Revision history:

24-May-2014 19:22 Geno Added
27-May-2014 22:18 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 14:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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