Thursday, September 8, 2016

SkyReach BushCat, N2899X: Accident occurred September 06, 2016 in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky

Docket And Docket Items - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Final Report  -  National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Data Summary -  National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA469
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 06, 2016 in Frankfort, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2017
Aircraft: RAINBOW SKY REACH (PTY) LTD BUSHCAT, registration: N2899X
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that he was performing a low approach with full flaps about 30 feet above the runway. He further reported that when the airplane was about 60 feet from the end of the runway, he started to add power to go-around, but the airplane entered an aerodynamic stall. Subsequently, the nose of the airplane "suddenly" dropped, the airplane impacted the terrain, and stopped on the remaining runway surface. 

The fuselage and both wings sustained substantial damage. 

The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's exceedance of the airplane's critical angle-of-attack while maneuvering at low altitude, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.

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