Loss of control Accident Evektor SportStar N407EV, Sunday 1 September 2013
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Date:Sunday 1 September 2013
Time:08:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EVSS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Evektor SportStar
Owner/operator:
Registration: N407EV
MSN: 20050407
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Osage Beach, Missouri -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Osage Beach, MO
Destination airport:St Charles County Smartt Airport, MO (KSET)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Prior to departure, the pilot checked the weather and noted a storm was moving toward the area, and determined he needed to depart as soon as possible. During takeoff and while in ground effect, the airplane encountered a gust of wind that pushed the airplane's left wing down. The pilot regained control and continued to initiate a climb in order to clear trees that were located near the end of the runway. The airplane encountered another gust of wind and the pilot attempted to compensate for the wind gust. Subsequently, the airplane impacted trees and terrain, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage and both wings. The pilot stated there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control during initial climb in gusty wind conditions.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN13CA521
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 month
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB CEN13CA521

Location

Revision history:

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