NTSB Identification: CEN13LA366
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Cincinnati, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/02/2014
Aircraft: ISRAEL AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES 1124, registration: N112EM
Injuries: 3 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 and pilot were conducting initial training for a type certification. As the airplane touched down on the first landing, the flight instructor directed a touch-and-go landing. During takeoff, the airplane settled back to the runway and the right wingtip struck the runway, most likely due to insufficient airspeed. The airplane subsequently yawed left, the left main gear collapsed, and the airplane skidded to a stop on the runway.
Examination and testing of the landing gear system revealed no anomalies. No damage occurred to the side or jury brace of the left main landing gear, which would be expected following a mechanical failure. Based on this lack of damage and no anomalies with the landing gear system, it is likely that the landing gear handle had been moved to the “up” position during the takeoff sequence.

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

Loss of control due to insufficient airspeed on takeoff and premature landing gear retraction, which resulted in the collapse of the left landing gear as the airplane impacted the runway.

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