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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137987
Last updated: 23 December 2020
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Type:Tapanee Pegazair-100
Registration: N523RE
C/n / msn: 000207
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Maysville, Onslow County, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Maysville, NC
Destination airport:Maysville, NC
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot was making his first takeoff in his experimental light sport airplane and had the flaperons extended. He added power, and the tail of the airplane came off the ground quicker than he expected. The airplane became airborne at 30 mph in a nose-high attitude. He stated that the airplane stalled, rotated 180 degrees, and collided with the ground. The student pilot stated that there were no mechanical problems with the airplane and that he did not have a tailwheel endorsement or training in tailwheel airplanes. Review of the manufacturer's specifications revealed that the airplane will stall at 28 mph. Postaccident examination of the airframe, flight controls, engine assembly, and accessories revealed no anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The student pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed during initial takeoff climb, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.



Revision history:

17-Aug-2011 06:43 gerard57 Added
17-Aug-2011 08:01 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:05 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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