Runway excursion Accident Lockwood AirCam N522EA,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 315314
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Date:Thursday 5 January 2023
Time:13:19 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ACAM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockwood AirCam
Owner/operator:Stray Goose Research LLC
Registration: N522EA
MSN: AC-251
Year of manufacture:2020
Total airframe hrs:237 hours
Engine model:Rotax 912-ULS2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Calhoun, Georgia -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Calhoun, GA
Destination airport:Calhoun, GA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was performing touch-and-go landings, and during the landing roll, he removed his hand from the twin-engine airplane's throttles to turn off the electrically-powered fuel pumps. As the pilot moved his hand, his sweater sleeve caught on the right throttle handle, the right engine power increased, and the airplane veered off the runway to the left. During the runway excursion, the airplane collided with a runway marker sign and visual approach lighting equipment, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage and empennage. The pilot attempted to reduce the right throttle setting, but his sweater was jammed between the throttles, and he ultimately stopped the airplane by shutting down the airplane's engines. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's inadvertent asymmetric throttle application, which resulted in a loss of directional control during the landing roll, runway excursion, and collision with ground equipment.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA23LA102
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report




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16-Jun-2023 13:21 ASN Update Bot Added

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