Loss of control Accident Evektor-Aerotechnik SportStar Plus N617EV, Thursday 14 June 2012
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Date:Thursday 14 June 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic EVSS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Evektor-Aerotechnik SportStar Plus
Owner/operator:Sky Raider Aviation
Registration: N617EV
MSN: 2007 1001
Total airframe hrs:1939 hours
Engine model:Bombardier-Rotax 912ULS
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cessna Drive, near Erie Municipal Airport - KEIK, Erie, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Erie, CO (KEIK)
Destination airport:Erie, CO (KEIK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
After the student pilot rotated the airplane for a simulated soft field takeoff, it began to drift to the right side of the runway and was slow to gain airspeed. He lowered the nose in an attempt to increase airspeed, but the airplane continued to drift to the right. The flight instructor took control of the airplane and pulled back on the control yoke to climb in an attempt to clear a house adjacent to the runway. The right wing clipped the roof and the airplane descended, impacted the driveway, slid across the street, and struck a stop sign. Postaccident examination of the airplane did not reveal any mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The student pilot’s improper performance of a soft field takeoff procedure, which resulted in a loss of airplane control, and the flight instructor’s delayed remedial action to correct the situation.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN12CA370
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

15 November 2007 N617EV Skyraider Aviation Inc. 0 Erie Municipal Airport (EIK), Erie, CO sub


Revision history:

14-Jun-2012 11:41 gerard57 Added
14-Jun-2012 15:50 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Jun-2012 15:52 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:45 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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