Loss of control Accident Van's RV-9A N8080S,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172911
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Date:Sunday 11 January 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Van's RV-9A
Registration: N8080S
MSN: 90836
Year of manufacture:2007
Engine model:Eggenfellner Subaru H6
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Prineville Airport (S39), Prineville, OR -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Prineville, OR (S39)
Destination airport:Bend, OR
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A witness observed the private pilot departing in his experimental, amateur-built airplane. He stated that, after rotation, the airplane climbed in a nose-high attitude and drifted left of the runway centerline. Upon reaching an altitude about 1,000 ft above ground level, the airplane’s right wing dipped, and the airplane descended in a right spin and impacted a parallel taxiway. The airplane was mostly consumed by a postcrash fire. Subsequent examination revealed that the canopy had been ejected clear of the airframe on impact, and the canopy lock appeared in the open position. The elevator trim tab was found in the nose-up trim position; however, due to the severity of the fire and impact damage, the reason for or relevance of these findings could not be determined.
Although the pilot was being treated for several medical conditions that he had not reported to the Federal Aviation Administration, it is unlikely that the conditions or their treatment contributed to the circumstances of this accident.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed and his exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack during the climb, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall/spin.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR15LA084
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=8080S


Revision history:

12-Jan-2015 02:21 Geno Added
12-Jan-2015 18:05 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
16-Jan-2015 04:08 Geno Updated [Time, Nature, Destination airport, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
04-May-2017 07:46 PiperOnslaught Updated [Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2017 14:55 ASN Update Bot Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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