Accident Denney Kitfox 4 N90TY, Tuesday 4 January 2011
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Date:Tuesday 4 January 2011
Time:16:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic FOX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Denney Kitfox 4
Owner/operator:Ty Ferkin
Registration: N90TY
MSN: 1510
Total airframe hrs:61 hours
Engine model:Rotax 912ULS
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Homedale, Idaho -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Homedale, ID (S66)
Destination airport:Owyhee, OR (28U)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Approximately 15 minutes into the flight, the oil pressure gauge indicated no oil pressure. The pilot performed a precautionary landing on a snow-covered hill. He examined the airplane and discovered that the sending wire had disconnected from the oil pressure gauge. He plugged it in and the oil pressure gauge functioned properly. He estimated that the snow cover was 4 inches deep. During the takeoff roll, he raised the tailwheel and the airplane nosed over. The pilot stated that he should have used soft-field takeoff techniques due to the snow-covered terrain.

Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate compensation for the snow-covered terrain during the takeoff ground roll, which resulted in a nose-over.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR11CA088
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report




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