ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45738
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Narrative:Witnesses to the accident reported that shortly after departing from the northbound turf runway the pilot initiated a 360-degree turn to the right (east). Shortly before completing the turn, the aircraft banked sharply to the left, pitched down, and collided with trees in a nose-low attitude. Post-accident examination of the airplane, engine and associated components revealed no evidence of a preaccident failure or malfunction. The airplane's estimated gross weight at takeoff was 2,361pounds. The airplane's published maximum gross takeoff weight is 2,300 pounds.
|Date:||Wednesday 3 October 2001|
|Owner/operator:||West Isle Air|
|Total airframe hrs:||9565 hours|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Aircraft damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Decatur Island, WA -
United States of America
|Phase:|| Take off|
|Departure airport:||Decatur Island, WA (WA07)|
|Destination airport:||Anacortes, WA (74S)|
|Investigating agency: ||NTSB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed during a low altitude turn, resulting in a stall. The pilot exceeding the aircraft's maximum gross takeoff weight was a factor.
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