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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17504
Last updated: 29 May 2020
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Date:07-APR-2008
Time:17:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-6A
Owner/operator:Mbp Aviation Inc.
Registration: N551MP
C/n / msn: 23375
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:French Lick, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Lagrange, GA (LGC)
Destination airport:Bolingbrook, IL (IC5)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that he was landing the amateur-built, experimental airplane on runway 26 with the local winds reported as 260 degrees at 4 knots. He reported that as the airplane was touching down, the left wing came up and the right wing and nose wheel touched down on the runway at the same time. The right wingtip sustained substantial damage and the nose gear folded under the fuselage. The pilot reported there was a "valley on either side of the runway" which "funneled a crosswind" of greater velocity than the winds of the surrounding area.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to compensate for the crosswind condition and maintain control of the airplane. A factor was the crosswind.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20080417X00502&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Apr-2008 21:02 Fusko Added
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 10:45 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]