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N141AB accident description

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Crash location 47.249166°N, 91.415556°W
Nearest city Silver Bay, MN
47.294365°N, 91.257386°W
8.0 miles away
Tail number N141AB
Accident date 29 Mar 2018
Aircraft type Terry G. Olson Kitfox S7 Super Spor
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot in the experimental amateur-built, tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during landing with a slight right crosswind, he flared too early and the airplane bounced. He aborted the landing by adding full power, and the airplane drifted to the left. The left wing contacted the ground and he over corrected to the right. The airplane stalled and impacted the ground, and subsequently nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing and the empennage.

The pilot reported that the wind at the accident airport at the time of the accident was from 280° at 6 knots, gusting to 8 knots. The pilot aborted the landing on runway 25.

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

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot’s hard landing and subsequent failure to maintain airspeed and bank control during the aborted landing, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall. 

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