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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 238583
Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic QIC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Quickie Q200
Registration: N85BJ
MSN: 2438
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Preston Airport (U10), Franklin County, ID -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Nampa, ID (MAN)
Destination airport:Rock Springs, WY (RKS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot in the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during the takeoff roll, about two-thirds of the way down the runway at rotation speed of 70 mph, the airplane was not lifting off as normal. At 75 mph nothing was changing so the pilot attempted to place the airplane into ground effect, "something I learned to do in other types but not this plane." The pilot recalled that he added "too much forward stick" and the airplane porpoised, ascended and rolled to the right. The pilot leveled the wings, however, the airplane descended and collided with terrain. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings, canard, and the empennage.
The pilot reported that there were no mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The pilot further reported that he did not accomplish any performance planning for the atmospheric conditions before the flight. At the time of the accident, the density altitude was calculated at 6,977ft.




Revision history:

24-Jul-2020 21:20 Captain Adam Added
08-Sep-2020 12:43 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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