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N94HG accident description

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Crash location 46.009167°N, 88.273889°W
Nearest city Crystal Falls, MI
46.098007°N, 88.334024°W
6.8 miles away
Tail number N94HG
Accident date 17 Oct 2009
Aircraft type Gottelt Herbert R Kitfox IV/
Additional details: None
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NTSB Factual Report

The pilot stated that immediately after liftoff he was unable to move the control stick to the left of the center (neutral) position, although he was able to move the control stick to the right, forward, and aft without restriction. The pilot returned for landing; however, “at about 30 [feet] altitude the aircraft began to stall.” The airplane subsequently landed hard, separating the main landing gear. Both wings and the fuselage structure were substantially damaged during the event. The pilot stated that the accident occurred during the third flight of the day. A postaccident inspection was unable to confirm a restriction at the control stick. Continuity between the cockpit controls and the flight control surfaces was confirmed.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's inability to maintain control due to an undetermined problem affecting lateral control of the airplane.

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