Accident Kolb Mark III N313JD, Wednesday 7 January 2009
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Date:Wednesday 7 January 2009
Time:11:00 LT
Type:Kolb Mark III
Owner/operator:Tate Isaac
Registration: N313JD
MSN: M3139
Total airframe hrs:233 hours
Engine model:Bombardier Rotax
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Ozark, Arkansas -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Ozark, AR
Destination airport:Ozark, AR
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During takeoff, about 20 feet above the ground, the airplane experienced a loss of engine power. The sport pilot was unable to recover from a nose-high attitude prior to the airplane stalling and landing hard. During the landing rollout, the airplane contacted a berm resulting in substantial damage to the airplane and serious injuries to the pilot. An examination of the airplane revealed fuel contamination. The source of the fuel contamination could not be determined.

Probable Cause: The loss of engine power due to fuel contamination. Contributing to the accident was the pilot maintaining a high angle of attack during takeoff, which resulted in an inadvertent stall when the engine failed.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN09LA134
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report




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