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NTSB Identification: CEN15CA061
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, November 28, 2014 in Colorado Springs, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/22/2015
Aircraft: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 7EC, registration: N274AC
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The sport pilot was performing touch and go landings on runway 17R. During the fourth landing a wind gust turned the airplane to the left. The pilot attempted to correct the track of the airplane with the application of right rudder, however, the airplane did not respond. The pilot added power to go around and the airplane clipped an airport sign. The airplane landed on the grass adjacent to the runway. An examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the firewall. The pilot stated that there were no mechanical anomalies with the airplane prior to the accident. He stated further that the winds were variable and low level windshear had been reported at the airport.


The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
  • The loss of airplane control after encountering windshear.