Accident Evektor SportStar N904LA, Saturday 25 August 2012
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Date:Saturday 25 August 2012
Time:23:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EVSS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Evektor SportStar
Owner/operator:
Registration: N904LA
MSN: 20070904
Year of manufacture:2007
Total airframe hrs:736 hours
Engine model:Rotax 912ULS
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Columbus, Ohio -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Columbus-John Glenn International Airport, OH (CMH/KCMH)
Destination airport:Mount Victory, OH (O74)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
While taxiing the rental airplane for departure, the pilot felt the right brake fail, which initiated a left turn. The pilot attempted to correct the turn by applying the right rudder pedal, but the airplane veered onto the grass, pivoted 180 degrees back onto the taxiway surface, and came to rest. Examination of the airplane showed that a portion of the right main landing gear strut had separated, and the right wing was buckled. The strut fracture surface showed discoloration consistent with a preexisting crack. The airplane's most recent 100-hour inspection was completed 5 days before the accident.

Probable Cause: The failure of the right main landing gear strut due to a preexisting crack.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN12CA600
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB CEN12CA600

History of this aircraft

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Revision history:

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