Aircraft: Evektor Sportstar Injuries: None. Location: Lancaster, Pa. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The accident happened during takeoff. The pilot applied full engine power and the airplane veered to the left.
She then applied right rudder, but could not control of the airplane before it went off the runway. The airplane bounced several times as it continued across the grassy area adjacent to the runway and a taxiway before coming to a stop.
Probable cause: The pilot’s loss of directional control during the takeoff, and her delayed remedial action in aborting the takeoff after the loss of directional control.
NTSB Identification: ERA12CA302
This April 2012 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.