September 1, 2014, North Hampton, N.H., Cessna 180


At about 1050 Eastern time, the airplane was substantially damaged when it impacted trees and terrain after a losing control during initial climb. The airline transport pilot and passenger were fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed.

Evidence indicates the airplane’s angle of attack began to increase after it lifted off. Moments later, the airplane rolled and yawed to the left, the angle of attack decreased through a level flight attitude, to a steep nose-down attitude, and the airplane went out of view behind some trees. The sound of impact was then heard.


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