Accident Evektor SportStar N812EV, Wednesday 27 June 2007
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Date:Wednesday 27 June 2007
Time:09:47 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EVSS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Evektor SportStar
Owner/operator:Aviation Service Group LLC (avserve)
Registration: N812EV
MSN: 20070812
Total airframe hrs:47 hours
Engine model:Rotax ULS
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Greenville, South Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Greenville-Donaldson Center Airport, SC (GDC/KGYH)
Destination airport:Greenville-Donaldson Center Airport, SC (GDC/KGYH)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The pilot stated that he was practicing touch-and-go landings and he believes that a sudden crosswind from the right lifted the light sport airplane's wing abruptly, and caused his foot to slide off the right rudder pedal, unknowingly onto the copilot's left rudder pedal. He further stated that at that time he depressed the pedal which caused the airplane to veer to the left and depart the runway while airborne. He said he was unable to "straighten the nose back to the original heading and lift the left wing with what was believed to be right rudder", and the left wing impacted the ground. The pilot said that pilot's right rudder pedal was too close to the copilot's left rudder, without any partition separating them and the rudder pedals had no foot guards to prevent feet from sliding off the pedals. The pilot said that prior to the accident, there were no mechanical failures or malfunctions to the airplane or any of its systems.

Probable Cause: The pilot's inadvertent use of the wrong rudder during initial climb which resulted in a loss of control and collision with the ground.

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA07CA112
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB MIA07CA112

Revision history:

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