Wirestrike Accident Evektor-Aerotechnik SportStar Plus N800NW, Friday 12 September 2014
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Date:Friday 12 September 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic EVSS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Evektor-Aerotechnik SportStar Plus
Owner/operator:Ryan Boston
Registration: N800NW
MSN: 20070820
Year of manufacture:2007
Engine model:Rotax 912US
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Cushing Field Ltd Airport (0C8), Newark, Illinois -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Newark, IL (0C8)
Destination airport:Newark, IL (0C8)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The flight instructor reported that the student pilot made a normal takeoff from a turf runway. While the student pilot was flying the departure leg, the flight instructor initiated a simulated engine failure. During the student pilot's approach, the flight instructor noticed the airspeed deteriorate. The flight instructor stated that when he attempted to assume control of the airplane, the student pilot did not release the controls. A sink rate developed and the airplane struck a power line prior to the runway. During ground impact, both wings and fuselage were substantially damaged. The student pilot did not recall the accident sequence of events due to his injuries.
Probable Cause: The student pilot did not maintain proper airspeed during the simulated emergency landing and failed to relinquish control to the flight instructor when the flight instructor attempted to intervene, which resulted in the loss of control. Contributing was the flight instructor's failure to properly monitor the student pilot, and the poor communication between the flight instructor and student pilot.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN14CA499
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N800NW



Revision history:

13-Sep-2014 00:42 Geno Added
13-Sep-2014 06:30 harro Updated [Embed code]
30-Sep-2014 17:39 Anon. Updated [Phase, Embed code]
17-Jan-2016 20:34 Anon. Updated [Damage]
23-May-2016 20:01 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
30-Nov-2017 19:12 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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