Accident Kolb Firestar SS N994TA, Monday 29 May 2023
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Date:Monday 29 May 2023
Time:11:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic kofs model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Kolb Firestar SS
Registration: N994TA
MSN: 456
Year of manufacture:2007
Total airframe hrs:108 hours
Engine model:Hirth 3203
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lodi, WI -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Lodi, WI
Destination airport:Lodi, WI
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that during takeoff from a grass runway, a sudden wind gust from the rear caused the airplane to weathervane to the right and lose lift. The pilot was unable to correct for the gust before the airplane impacted the ground and nosed over. Both wings and the empennage were substantially damage during the nose over. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. At the time of the accident, the pilot was taking off on runway 27 with wind from 150° at 6 knots.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain control during takeoff.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN23LA209
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

04-Jun-2023 14:15 Captain Adam Added

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