Loss of control Accident AMD Alarus CH2000 N683AM,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192584
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Date:Thursday 5 January 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic CH2T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
AMD Alarus CH2000
Registration: N683AM
MSN: 20-1006
Year of manufacture:2002
Total airframe hrs:1586 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cobb County, Kennesaw, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Atlanta, GA (RYY)
Destination airport:Atlanta, GA (RYY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The private pilot attempted a short-field takeoff procedure, and air traffic control tower personnel observed the airplane about 200 ft above ground level about 900 ft from the beginning of the runway. The airplane then drifted left, descended, and impacted trees. Although the pilot subsequently reported a loss of engine power and climb performance, a test run of the engine following the accident revealed no anomalies. The pilot had an approximate 5-year gap in flying experience and had not completed a flight review, although he reported about 21 hours of flight experience in the 90 days preceding the accident. He reported a total flight experience of 143.3 hours, of which 59 hours were in the accident airplane make and model. It is likely that the pilot exceeded the airplane's critical angle of attack while attempting a short-field takeoff, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall at an altitude too low to recover.

Probable Cause: The pilot's exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack while attempting a short-field takeoff, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.



FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N683AM

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA17LA078
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

06-Jan-2017 01:46 Geno Added
06-Jan-2017 01:51 Geno Updated [Narrative]
06-Jan-2017 19:34 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source]
11-Nov-2018 08:32 ASN Update Bot Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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