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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154014
Last updated: 29 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic WACF model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Waco UPF-7
Registration: N29969
C/n / msn: 5466
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Paso Robles Municipal Airport - KPRB, Paso Robles, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Paso Robles, CA (KPRB)
Destination airport:Paso Robles, CA (KPRB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, during the landing roll in light and variable wind, a “puff” of wind from the east caused the tail, which was on the runway, to swing around. The pilot added power in an attempt to regain directional control; however, he did not apply power soon enough. The right wing touched the runway, and the airplane impacted a taxiway intersection sign. The airplane's wing spars were structurally damaged, and the upper right wing tip was crushed. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to adequately compensate for crosswind conditions, which resulted in a loss of directional control during the landing roll.



Revision history:

13-Mar-2013 06:45 Geno Added
29-Nov-2017 11:55 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Nov-2017 11:56 harro Updated [Aircraft type]

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