Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Van's RV-12, N1214J: Accident occurred September 06, 2017 at Chautauqua County/Dunkirk Airport (KDKK), New York

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rochester, New York

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA567
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 06, 2017 in Dunkirk, NY
Aircraft: CHANCEY GERRY M RV-12, registration: N1214J
Injuries: 1 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.

During a telephone conversation with the NTSB investigator-in-charge, the pilot reported that, immediately after takeoff, the airplane encountered a gust of wind and the right wing dipped. Subsequently, the airplane drifted to the right and the right wing impacted terrain and a taxiway sign. He added that he "lost control during takeoff."

The right wing and fuselage sustained substantial damage. 

The pilot did not report that there were any preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

An automated weather observation station at the airport, about the time of the accident, reported wind from 270° at 10 knots. The pilot reported the takeoff was on runway 33. 

The pilot failed to submit the NTSB Form 6120.1 Pilot/ Operator Aircraft Accident/ Incident Report.

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