Sunday, October 11, 2020

Loss of Control in Flight: Antares MA33-582, N92287; accident occurred October 11, 2019 at Coeur d'Alene Airport (KCOE), Kootenai County, Idaho


Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane, Washington 

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID
Accident Number: GAA20CA019
Date & Time: 10/11/2019, 1651 PDT
Registration: N92287
Aircraft: ANTARES MA33
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal


The student pilot reported that his memory of the accident was "spotty." He added that, during takeoff, the weight-shift-control aircraft climbed to about 30 ft and that his foot slipped off the throttle pedal. The aircraft dove toward the ground in a left bank and impacted terrain. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to both wings.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The student pilot's improper release of the throttle and failure to maintain lateral control during takeoff.


Lateral/bank control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Student pilot (Cause)
Use of equip/system - Student pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Loss of control in flight (Defining event)
Dragged wing/rotor/float/other
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Remote; Student
Age: 51, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Unknown
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: None
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: ANTARES
Registration: N92287
Model/Series: MA33 582
Aircraft Category: Weight-Shift
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 0242
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
Engine Model/Series:582 
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power:
Operator:On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCOE, 2307 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2356 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 153°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 30°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.24 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 10°C / -3°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Coeur d'Alene, ID (COE)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Type of Clearance: Unknown
Departure Time: 1651 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type:Asphalt 
Airport Elevation: 2320 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 02
IFR Approach:None 
Runway Length/Width: 5400 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage:Substantial 
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 47.769167, -116.818611 (est) 

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