Loss of control Accident Glasair Sportsman GS-2 N24EP,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230502
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Date:Saturday 9 November 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Glasair Sportsman GS-2
Owner/operator:Bray-Bryn LLC
Registration: N24EP
MSN: 7466
Year of manufacture:2018
Total airframe hrs:62 hours
Engine model:Lycoming YIO-390-EXP
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:S of Huntsville Municipal Airport (H34), Huntsville, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Huntsville, AR (H34)
Destination airport:Lakeview, AR (3M0)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that, during the takeoff roll from a wet, turf runway, the airplane encountered mud and veered left. He applied aft pressure to the stick, and the airplane climbed into ground effect. The pilot pulled up and attempted to climb out of ground effect, but the airplane descended and impacted trees. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage. The pilot reported that 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 proper pitch control during takeoff from a muddy, turf runway and his exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack during the initial climb, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: GAA20CA064
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report



FAA register: https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=24EP



Photo: FAA

Revision history:

10-Nov-2019 01:51 Geno Added
10-Nov-2019 10:26 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Damage]
10-Nov-2019 17:29 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Embed code, Narrative]
01-Jul-2020 07:02 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]
01-Jul-2020 07:55 harro Updated [Operator, Phase, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Photo, Accident report, ]

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