NTSB Identification: CEN09LA189
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, February 12, 2009 in Hilda, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/06/2010
Aircraft: Remos G-3/600, registration: N23GX
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The flight instructor was demonstrating low-level operations when the left wing and the vertical stabilizer struck a cable suspended across the valley. The left wing stalled and the instructor pilot applied full power and right rudder, regaining control approximately 20 feet above the ground. He then continued to the destination for an uneventful landing. A postflight inspection showed superficial marks on the left wing and the leading edge of the vertical stabilizer. There were several structural tears and radial fractures in the aft end of the fuselage boom and the top and bottom seams of the smallest part of the fuselage boom were split for more than 18 inches.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The flight instructor’s failure to maintain clearance from obstacles while maneuvering at low altitude. Full narrative available
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