Accident Evektor-Aerotechnik SportStar Max N644SB, Sunday 9 August 2020
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Date:Sunday 9 August 2020
Time:10:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EVSS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Evektor-Aerotechnik SportStar Max
Owner/operator:Light Sport Aviation LLC
Registration: N644SB
MSN: 2006 0702
Year of manufacture:2006
Total airframe hrs:3038 hours
Engine model:Rotax 912/ULS
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:North Las Vegas Airport (VGT/KVGT), Las Vegas, NV -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Las Vegas-North Air Terminal, NV (VGT/KVGT)
Destination airport:Las Vegas-North Air Terminal, NV (VGT/KVGT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The solo student pilot reported that during the landing roll, she was not ready to turn off the runway when the tower controller instructed her to exit the runway at taxiway "C". The pilot tried to follow the controller's instruction and made a turn at the taxiway. During the turn, the left wing was substantially damaged when it struck a taxiway sign.

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The student pilot's inadequate decision to make a premature turn onto a taxiway which resulted in a collision with a taxiway sign.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR20CA260
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report


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Revision history:

11-Aug-2020 04:43 Geno Added
11-Aug-2020 07:45 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
04-Sep-2020 18:45 skeeedaddy Updated [Phase, Nature, Damage, Narrative]
23-Sep-2020 12:01 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report]
07-Jul-2022 19:36 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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