About 30 Ft Above Ground Level, He Felt The Onset Of An Aerodynamic Stall

Location: JASPER, GA Accident Number: ERA23LA063
Date & Time: November 4, 2022, 15:00 Local Registration: N430JV
Aircraft: Hagerty Glasair Super IIS-TD Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation – Personal

On November 4, 2022, about 1500 eastern daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Glasair Super IIS-TD airplane, N430JV, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at the Pickens County Airport (JZP), Jasper, Georgia. The private pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated by the pilot as a personal flight conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

The pilot reported that the takeoff and climb from runway 16 at JZP was normal and he proceeded eastbound toward his destination. As the airplane approached 5 nautical miles from JZP, about 4,500 ft mean sea level, the engine began to run rough, and shortly thereafter lost all power. The pilot immediately turned back toward JZP and began troubleshooting the loss of power by applying full rich mixture and cycling the left and right electric ignitions. The engine power was not restored, but the propeller did continue to windmill. The pilot made it back to JZP; however, in a right turn to align with runway 34, about 30 ft above ground level, he felt the onset of an aerodynamic stall. He leveled the wings, the airplane overshot the runway, descended abruptly, and impacted a grass area hard next to the runway.

A Federal Aviation Administration inspector performed a visual examination of the airplane at the accident site. The left wing and fuselage sustained substantial damage. According to recovery crew personnel, a total of 13 gallons was drained from the airplane. The airplane was powered by a Lycoming IO-360-A1A, 200-horsepower, reciprocating engine. The most recent annual inspection was completed on November 17, 2021.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

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