NTSB Identification: FTW82DA138
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 18, 1982 in LIBERTY HILL, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/18/1983
Aircraft: Evans Aircraft VP-1, registration: N3916
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT STATED THAT HE FELT AN EXCESS ROLL TENDENCY AND HAD TAKEN HIS HAND FROM THE THROTTLE. THE AIRCRAFT WOULD NOT GAIN ALTITUDE AND AIRSPEED COULD NOT BE MAINTAINED. HE REALIZED THAT THE THROTTLE HAD BACKED OFF FROM CLIMB POWER AND REAPPLIED FULL POWER BUT PULLED BACK ON THE CONTROL YOKE WHEN HE MOVED THE THROTTLE FORWARD. THE AIRCRAFT STALLED AT AN ALTITUDE OF APPROXIMATELY 75 TO 100 FEET AGL.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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