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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147707
Last updated: 23 June 2018
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Type:Silhouette image of generic RV6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-6A
Registration: N134CE
C/n / msn: 25900
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wheeler Airport - IG05, Knox, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Westfield, IN (I72)
Destination airport:Newark, IL (0C8)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that after takeoff he noticed the airplane being pushed to the left side of the runway by the wind. He started to correct then noticed that the right wing was getting close to the ground. The pilot stated that there were no problems with the airplane prior to that point. He did not recall any subsequent events. The airplane came to rest inverted about 1,000 feet from the departure end of runway 36. Examination of the accident site found a 45-foot-long ground scar from the initial point of impact leading to the accident airplane. Examination of the airplane did not reveal any anomalies consistent with a preaccident mechanical malfunction or failure. The local weather observation indicated that a left crosswind of 8 knots or less existed at the time of the accident takeoff. The pilot later stated that he believed he inadvertently stalled the airplane on takeoff.
Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to maintain control of the airplane after takeoff.


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Revision history:

15-Aug-2012 16:52 Geno Added
25-Jun-2016 20:27 junior sjc Updated [Aircraft type]
02-Aug-2016 06:29 junior sjc Updated [Time, Narrative]
03-Aug-2016 08:08 junior sjc Updated [Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 13:17 ASN Update Bot Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]