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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201592
Last updated: 16 December 2019
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Date:02-AUG-2008
Time:17:00
Type:Piper PA-20
Owner/operator:
Registration: N7635K
C/n / msn: 20-454
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Grass Valley, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Brentwood, CA (4CA2)
Destination airport:Grass Valley, CA (KGOO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that he made a wheel landing on the runway. He lowered the tail and started to apply the brakes when his right foot slipped off the rudder pedal. The plane veered left and he applied full left brake to avoid nosing into a drainage ditch head first. During this turn the tail wheel struck a boulder and the right wing tipped down and struck the ground.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control due to his foot slipping off one rudder pedal while braking.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20080905X01403&key=1


Revision history:

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22-Nov-2017 10:44 ASN Update Bot Added

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