NTSB Identification: WPR12LA317
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Bridger, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/07/2014
Aircraft: HEREM DR-107, registration: N58GH
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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

A witness stated that the airplane’s takeoff and initial climb appeared normal; however, when the airplane reached midfield, it rolled left. The airplane continued to roll, and it then pitched up. The airplane subsequently returned to a nearly level pitch attitude and then pitched down and collided with terrain. The pilot reported that he did not intentionally roll the airplane after takeoff; however, he was unable to recall specific details regarding the sequence of events and the reason for the abrupt maneuver after takeoff. A postaccident examination of the airframe, including the flight controls and engine, revealed no evidence of mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

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

The pilot’s failure to maintain airplane control while maneuvering after takeoff.

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