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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 59650
Last updated: 17 November 2017
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Type:Monnett Sonerai II (Mfr. Laseure, Edward Joseph)
Registration: N232PE
C/n / msn: 406
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Circle T Airport - WS77, Grantsburg, WI -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:WS77
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Witness states the experimental aircraft, a Laseure Sonerai II, N232PE, eventually took off from a small grass airstrip, Circle T Airport - WS77, Grantsburg, Wisconsin, after having taxiing back and forth on the runway for about 20 minutes, then tried to turn back to the strip moments after becoming airborne and crashed in a wooded area close by. The aircraft was destroyed by the impact and post-impact fire. The pilot, on his first flight in the recently purchased aircraft, was fatally injured.

The NTSB final report released April 22, 2010, states in part:
"The level of a prescription antidepressant found on post-accident toxicology was more than 10 times higher than expected given the pilot's prescription for the medication."
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
"The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed during initial climb which resulted in a stall/spin. Contributing to the accident was the degraded engine performance."


Revision history:

22-Apr-2009 21:00 slowkid Added
23-Apr-2009 10:09 harro Updated
23-Apr-2009 21:04 slowkid Updated
24-Apr-2009 08:51 slowkid Updated
01-May-2009 09:11 slowkid Updated
22-Apr-2012 22:57 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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