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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 184112
Last updated: 16 January 2020
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Date:01-FEB-2016
Time:10:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic ECHO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tecnam P92 Echo Super
Owner/operator:Houston LightSport Aviation, LLC
Registration: N323BR
C/n / msn: 986
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Arcola-Houston Southwest Airport (KAXH), Houston, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Houston, TX
Destination airport:Houston, TX
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The flight instructor and a student pilot, who had flown about 5 flight hours with the instructor, were conducting an instructional flight in the light sport airplane. The student pilot reported that he was conducting the takeoff with the instructor assisting, and about 200 ft. above ground level, the airplane began to drift off the runway centerline. The student said that he attempted to correct, but it felt like the airplane was losing engine power and the nose was dropping. He added that he was pulling back on the controls and that the instructor was also pulling back, in an attempt to recover. A witness reported seeing the airplane climbing after takeoff in a nose high attitude when the left wing dropped, and the airplane entered a descending left turn. The airplane then impacted two parked airplanes on a ramp adjacent to a parallel taxiway. A postcrash fire consumed the majority of the airplane. Due to the fire damage, only a limited examination could be conducted; however, no preimpact abnormities were noted with the engine and airframe. The circumstances of the accident are consistent with a power-on departure stall.
Probable Cause: The student pilot's loss of control after exceeding the airplane's critical angle-of-attack, which lead to a power-on, aerodynamic departure stall. Contributing to the accident was the flight instructor's inadequate oversight of the student pilot.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20160201X43119&key=1
FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N323BR

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Feb-2016 17:43 gerard57 Added
01-Feb-2016 18:16 Geno Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Feb-2016 18:20 Geno Updated [Source]
01-Feb-2016 21:22 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
01-Feb-2016 21:24 harro Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
02-Feb-2016 11:59 Iceman 29 Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Feb-2016 12:13 Iceman 29 Updated [Photo, ]
02-Feb-2016 16:39 Geno Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Apr-2017 06:36 PiperOnslaught Updated [Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2017 14:52 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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