NTSB Identification: SEA99IA148.
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Incident occurred Tuesday, August 24, 1999 in MOSES LAKE, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2001
Aircraft: Embraer ERJ-135, registration: PTZJA
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

The pilot reported that during a minimum unstick speed determination test flight, the aircraft lifted off to about five feet and, just prior to achieving aileron effectiveness, the aircraft rolled to the left. The left wing dropped and contacted the runway surface, resulting in minor damage to the wingtip and outboard trailing edge of the aileron. The pilot continued the takeoff and returned for landing without further incident.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

Minimum aircraft control exceeded during takeoff test flight, which resulted in dragging a wing on the runway surface.

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