Runway excursion Accident Van's RV-12 N277E,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230621
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Date:Sunday 14 April 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Van's RV-12
Registration: N277E
MSN: 120206
Year of manufacture:2014
Total airframe hrs:1062 hours
Engine model:Rotax 912ULS
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wall, SD -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Rapid City, SD (RAP)
Destination airport:Wall, SD (6V4)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that, during takeoff from a snow- and slush-covered runway, he decided to stay on the right half of the runway. He added that, as the airplane began to rotate and the nose landing gear lifted off the runway, the left main landing gear encountered some slush. The airplane veered left about 15° and exited the runway to the left, the nose landing gear collapsed, and the airplane then nosed over.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and both wings.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's improper decision to depart from a slush-covered runway, which resulted in a loss of directional control, a runway excursion, and a subsequent nose-over.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: GAA19CA217
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report




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13-Nov-2019 08:20 ASN Update Bot Added

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