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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 148829
Last updated: 6 April 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SONX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sonex Aircraft Sonex
Owner/operator:Jerry Travis
Registration: N484PC
C/n / msn: 199
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Whifferdill Airport - TN77, Chapmansboro, TN -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Chapmansboro, TN (TN77)
Destination airport:Chapmansboro, TN (TN77)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated that the purpose of the flight was to conduct takeoffs and landings in the airport traffic pattern; he had not flown the airplane for 6 months. Prior to initiating the departure, the pilot confirmed that the flight control and flap systems were operating normally. Just after takeoff, the airplane banked "hard" to the left, and the pilot applied full right rudder and aileron control inputs to correct. The pilot reduced engine power and leveled the wings, and the airplane subsequently impacted trees. The pilot reported there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. According to a local weather observation facility, wind was reported as calm at the time of the accident.
Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to maintain directional control during the takeoff initial climb.



Revision history:

07-Sep-2012 08:20 Geno Added
28-Nov-2017 20:11 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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