During The Takeoff Roll He Noticed That “Something Felt Wrong”

Location: Cincinnati, OH Accident Number: ERA22LA428
Date & Time: September 22, 2022, 12:10 UTC Registration: N2992W
Aircraft: Zenith CH 750 Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation – Personal

On September 22, 2022, about 1210 eastern daylight time, an experimental, amateur-built Zenith CH 750, N2992W, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Cincinnati Municipal Airport (LUK), Cincinnati, Ohio. The private pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, during the takeoff roll he noticed that “something felt wrong.” He reduced engine power and the airplane started to “bounce” on the runway. The airplane briefly climbed before landing hard on the nose wheel.

An examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed the firewall was buckled. The airplane was recovered for further examination.

FMI: www.ntsb.gov