Loss of control Accident Just Highlander N209SP,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166137
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Date:Sunday 11 May 2014
Type:Just Highlander
Owner/operator:Peachey Sam R
Registration: N209SP
MSN: JA236-04-11
Year of manufacture:2011
Total airframe hrs:168 hours
Engine model:Rotax 912 UL
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Roxbury Holiness Campground, Letterkenny, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Chambersburg, PA (N68)
Destination airport:Chambersburg, PA (N68)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
According to the pilot, he was flying about 500 feet above the ground, dropping candy to children as part of a church outing. He encountered a "rotor" wind off the nearby mountain and when he initiated a turn, the wing stalled. He lost control of the airplane and crashed near a church camp. The airplane came to rest, inverted. An inspector from the Federal Aviation Administration examined the airplane and confirmed substantial damage to the fuselage, wings, and empennage. The pilot reported no pre-impact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed during low altitude maneuvering.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA14CA234
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report





Revision history:

11-May-2014 23:29 Geno Added
15-May-2014 10:37 harro Updated [Embed code]
23-May-2014 20:35 Geno Updated [Source, Embed code]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 14:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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