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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40565
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:26-JUN-1998
Time:08:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic QIC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Quickie Q200
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N699WB
MSN: 2701
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Fort Worth, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Private
Departure airport:(FWS)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
During a high speed taxi at the non towered airport, the homebuilt Quickie airplane inadvertently became airborne. The airplane entered vertical oscillations combined with yawing & banking, rolled inverted and descended vertically to ground impact. The 556 hr pilot/owner/builder had 6 hrs of dual in the past 12 years. He had 50+ hrs of taxi runs in the Quickie; however, no flight time and 'no intention of flying the airplane.' The pilot's manual recommends 10 hrs of flying time within the 3 months prior to flight testing the airplane, and during taxi tests to 'always be prepared for a liftoff and first flight if it should accidentally occur.' Lift-off speed is given as 70 mph. Another pilot reported that a bump on the runway caused the nose wheel to lift-off once when he was taxiing the airplane. This pilot, who also had the airplane inadvertently lift-off in ground effect at 85 mph, experienced 'no control problems.' Flight control continuity was confirmed. No pre-impact discrepancies were found. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control when an excessive taxispeed resulted in an inadvertent lift-off of the airplane. A factor was the pilot's lack of total experience in the make and model of aircraft.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X10294


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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