Loss of control Accident Evektor-Aerotechnik SportStar N902LA, Monday 11 June 2012
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Date:Monday 11 June 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic EVSS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Evektor-Aerotechnik SportStar
Registration: N902LA
MSN: 20070902
Total airframe hrs:1851 hours
Engine model:Rotax 912ULS
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Greenwood Municipal Airport - KHFY, Indianapolis, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Indianapolis, IN (HFY)
Destination airport:Indianapolis, IN (HFY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The student pilot reported that the flight began as a dual instruction flight with his flight instructor. They performed 6 or 7 landings, which included simulated engine failures. The instructor then exited the airplane, and the student pilot performed two more takeoffs and landings to a full stop without incident. On the third solo takeoff, the left wing dipped and contacted the ground. The airplane then began to skid left, then off the runway to a stop. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall. The student pilot listed no mechanical failures or malfunctions of the airplane.
Probable Cause: The student pilot’s failure to maintain control of the airplane during takeoff.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN12CA356
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

12-Jun-2012 09:01 Geno Added
13-Aug-2012 13:21 harro Updated [Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:46 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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