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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200927
Last updated: 17 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MIMU model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Midget Mustang MM1
Registration: N824C
C/n / msn: MM1CR1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Longmont, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Longmont, CO (LMO)
Destination airport:Longmont, CO (LMO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane impacted the runway surface during takeoff after it prematurely lifted off and cartwheeled to a stop facing in the opposite direction. The pilot stated that he knew the airplane was not at flying speed when it lifted off, so he moved the control stick forward to return the airplane to the runway surface, but the airplane bounced and veered left. He added additional engine power in attempt to keep the airplane flying. The left wing then dropped and contacted the runway, cartwheeling the airplane. The pilot reported that there was no mechanical malfunction/failure of the airplane at the time of the accident.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure attain/maintain pitch control prior to attaining a proper takeoff speed during takeoff roll, which resulted in a premature liftoff of the airplane and loss of control.



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05-Nov-2017 08:48 ASN Update Bot Added

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