Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: http://app.ntsb.gov/pdf
Docket And Docket Items - National Transportation Safety Board: http://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms
SPORT AVIATION CENTER LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N31PH
NTSB Identification: GAA17CA039
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, October 20, 2016 in Carson City, NV
Aircraft: EVOLUTION AIRCRAFT INC REVO, registration: N31PH
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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 flight instructor in the weight shift aircraft, which was equipped with a floor mounted, foot operated throttle, reported that upon startup, the pilot receiving instruction inadvertently applied full throttle while putting his right foot on the pedal power control unit. Subsequently, the weight shift aircraft started to move towards a parked jet, so the flight instructor turned the aircraft sharply and the aircraft tipped onto its side.
The weight shift aircraft sustained substantial damage to both wings.
The flight instructor reported that there were no pre impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.