Loss of control Accident Van's RV-12 N29CA,
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Date:Thursday 24 June 2010
Time:06:10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Van's RV-12
Registration: N29CA
MSN: 120185
Total airframe hrs:0 hours
Engine model:Rotax 912
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Salida, Colorado -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Salida Airport, CO (SLT/KANK)
Destination airport:Salida Airport, CO (SLT/KANK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
As the experimental Light-Sport Airplane (LSA) accelerated down the runway for its first flight, the airplane's nose suddenly pitched up approximately 60 degrees. The pilot attempted to lower the nose by applying forward control stick pressure, but to no avail. The airplane stalled, pitched nose down, and impacted the ground, resulting in the collapse of the nose landing gear and structural damage to the firewall. The airplane came to rest in an upright position and the pilot was able to exit the airplane unassisted. The pilot later reported that he had incorrectly set the airplane's elevator trim, which resulted in the uncommanded pitch up as the airplane approached flying speed. In addition, the pilot reported that this was his first flight in the airplane make/model.

Probable Cause: The pilot's incorrect elevator trim setting and his inexperience in the airplane make/model.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN10CA342
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report




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