Accident Van's RV-9 N235LS, 15 Jan 2020
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 249433
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Time:13:18 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Van's RV-9
Registration: N235LS
MSN: 90866
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Coleman, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Coleman, FL (2FA6)
Destination airport:Coleman, FL (2FA6)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot had completed several takeoffs and full stop landings in the airport traffic pattern. During a subsequent touch and go landing the pilot did not retract the flaps fully after landing. The airplane then became airborne prematurely at too low an airspeed during the subsequent takeoff attempt. When the pilot attempted to lower the nose and gain airspeed the left wingtip contacted the ground and spun the airplane to the right. The propeller dug into the turf just off the runway and the airplane came to rest inverted in a ditch. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to properly configure the airplane for takeoff, which resulted in premature liftoff, loss of control, and collision with terrain.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

04-Apr-2021 16:23 ASN Update Bot Added
04-Apr-2021 16:34 harro Updated [Phase, Narrative]

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