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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 997
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:05-JAN-2008
Time:16:15
Type:Genesis
Owner/operator:Patrick G. Dean
Registration: N969PZ
C/n / msn: 083
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Laurel, MD -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Laurel, MD (W18)
Destination airport:Laurel, MD (W18)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The amateur-built Genesis was built by the pilot, who was conducting its first test flight. After a normal takeoff, the airplane rolled sharply to the left, at an altitude of about 400 to 500 feet. The pilot momentarily regained control, before losing control again. The pilot deployed the airplane's parachute system and the airplane subsequently impacted trees, before coming to rest on the ground. Examination of the wreckage did not reveal evidence of any mechanical malfunctions or other evidence to explain the loss of control. The airplane had been operated for 5.2 total hours. Its airworthiness certificate was issued about 7 months prior to the accident. During the subsequent months, the airplane became airborne several times during taxi tests without any controllability problems.
Probable Cause: The reason for this occurrence was undetermined.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20080123X00096&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Jan-2008 03:32 JINX Added
20-Feb-2008 23:13 Fusko Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 09:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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