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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146324
Last updated: 20 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic EVSS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Evektor-Aerotechnik SportStar Plus
Owner/operator:Sky Raider Aviation
Registration: N617EV
C/n / msn: 2007 1001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cessna Drive, near Erie Municipal Airport - KEIK, Erie, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Erie, CO (KEIK)
Destination airport:Erie, CO (KEIK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
After the student pilot rotated the airplane for a simulated soft field takeoff, it began to drift to the right side of the runway and was slow to gain airspeed. He lowered the nose in an attempt to increase airspeed, but the airplane continued to drift to the right. The flight instructor took control of the airplane and pulled back on the control yoke to climb in an attempt to clear a house adjacent to the runway. The right wing clipped the roof and the airplane descended, impacted the driveway, slid across the street, and struck a stop sign. Postaccident examination of the airplane did not reveal any mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The student pilotís improper performance of a soft field takeoff procedure, which resulted in a loss of airplane control, and the flight instructorís delayed remedial action to correct the situation.



Other occurrences involving this aircraft

15 Nov 2007 N617EV Skyraider Aviation Inc. 0 Erie Municipal Airport (EIK), Erie, CO sub

Revision history:

14-Jun-2012 11:41 gerard57 Added
14-Jun-2012 15:50 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Jun-2012 15:52 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:45 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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