Accident at WATERVILLE / KINGS CO MUNI NS (CCW3)
2001-03-22: A01A0026: While attempting a short-field takeoff, the 30 hour solo student pilot of the Piper PA-28-140, registration C-FCIF, stalled the aircraft shortly after lifting from runway 28 at Waterville. The aircaft veered left, descended, and struck the ground adjacent to the runway. The ELT was activated by the impact, and the activation was reported by high flying aircraft. The pilot was uninjured. The aircraft was substantially damaged. YTSB Case Closed.
2001-09-04: Update General Aviation August 31, 2001. The FTU chief flight instructor had just completed the CASO course and utilized the SHELL model to review the occurrence. The student was attempting a soft field takeoff at the time. The aircraft became airborne about 1000 feet from the threshold and climbed to about 50 feet above the runway. The pitch attitude got too high and then pitch attitude was not lowered to gain speed in ground effect. The aircraft either stalled or sunk back to the runway after climbing out of ground effect. Directional control was lost and the aircraft veered off the runway. The dual flight prior to the occurrence flight reviewed short and soft technique. It was not the first time the student had done these exercises, they had been covered before. The dual flight had gone well with no apparent problems. There was about one hour between flights and the student was briefed prior to the solo flight. In the future soft and short practice will be keep separate. The student reported fatigue may have been a factor since he had worked late the night before. The effects of fatigue and defenses have been incorporated into the FTUs Human Factors ground school.
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