EFATO in a Cub: 2 Fatal

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Re: EFATO in a Cub: 2 Fatal

Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:42 pm

Fly the aircraft as far as possible into the crash
hit the softest objects at the slowest possible speed
sacrifice structures to dissipate inertia

In a Super Cub, this "should" have been a "walk away" brush of the dust kind off event.
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Re: EFATO in a Cub: 2 Fatal

Unread post by Mike Wissing » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:24 am

This is in my back yard and here are the facts as told to me:
No engine run up......fuel selector was in the off position
Engine quit at 150-250'

Conjecture from witnesses
Front seat pilot tried to turn back
Rear seat instructor tried to overide him
High nose climb attitude after rotation

Stall and impacted the ground

Absolutely avoidable. Lots of areas to land in front of the airport. It may not have been pretty to land straight ahead, but the outcome would have been survival for both.
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