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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 249433
Last updated: 4 April 2021
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Date:15-JAN-2020
Time:13:18 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-9
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N235LS
C/n / msn: 90866
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Coleman, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Coleman, FL (2FA6)
Destination airport:Coleman, FL (2FA6)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

NTSB ERA20CA075

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


Revision history:

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

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