Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2008 Issue

November 15, 2007, Erie, Colo., Evektor-Aerotechikas Sportstar Plus

At 1125 Mountain time, the special light-sport airplane sustained substantial damage following a loss of control during landing. The flight instructor and student sport pilot were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. The airplane touched down on its main wheels, then the nose wheel was lowered, slightly right of the runway centerline. The instructor asked the student to apply light rudder pressure during the roll-out to realign the aircraft with the runway centerline. Ample left rudder pressure was applied and countered with opposite right rudder pressure, resulting in pilot-induced oscillations.

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