Loss of control Accident Van's RV-12 N1214J,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203275
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Date:Wednesday 6 September 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Van's RV-12
Registration: N1214J
MSN: 120054
Year of manufacture:2011
Engine model:Rotax
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Dunkirk, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Dunkirk, NY (DKK)
Destination airport:Dunkirk, NY (DKK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge, the pilot reported that, immediately after takeoff, the airplane encountered a wind gust, and the right wing dipped. Subsequently, the airplane drifted to the right, and the right wing impacted terrain and a taxiway sign. He added that he “lost control during takeoff.”
The right wing and fuselage sustained substantial damage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
An automated weather observation station at the airport reported, about the time of the accident, wind from 270° at 10 knots. The pilot reported the takeoff was from runway 33.
The pilot did not submit the NTSB Form 6120.1 Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/Incident Report.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain lateral/bank control during takeoff in crosswind conditions.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: GAA17CA567
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report




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23-Dec-2017 20:14 ASN Update Bot Added

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