Accident Evektor-Aerotechnik SportStar N901LA, Friday 12 September 2008
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Date:Friday 12 September 2008
Time:12:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic EVSS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Evektor-Aerotechnik SportStar
Owner/operator:North Texas Flight Academy
Registration: N901LA
MSN: 20070901
Engine model:Rotax 912ULS
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Roanoke, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Roanoke, TX (52F)
Destination airport:Roanoke, TX (52F)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
After landing for his fifth touch-and-go maneuver, the pilot applied full engine power for takeoff. As he applied engine power the airplane began to swerve towards the left side of the runway. To arrest the swerve the pilot applied right rudder pedal, which resulted in a swerve back to the right. Unable to stop this swerve the airplane exited the right side of the runway. Moments later the airplane's right main landing gear and nose landing gear collapsed. The airplane came to rest in grass alongside the runway in an upright position. The pilot reported that he had previously accumulated 2 flight hours in the accident airplane's make and model. An examination of the airplane after the accident revealed no anomalies that would have prevented normal operation of the airplane's flight controls.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during the landing roll. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's lack of flight experience in the make and model of airplane.

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: DFW08LA231
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB

Location

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Apr-2010 12:17 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
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]
19-Aug-2017 16:02 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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