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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208612
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic O1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna L-19 Bird Dog
Registration: N305EF
C/n / msn: 24576
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Nashville, TN -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Nashville, TN (JWN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during landing in crosswind conditions, he initiated the flare high. Subsequently, the airplane bounced and veered to the left. He added that, as the airplane was slowing down, it ground looped to the left, the right main landing gear collapsed, and the right wing struck the ground.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The automated weather observation station located at the airport reported that, about 10 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 340° at 7 knots. The same weather observation station reported that, about 10 minutes after the accident, the wind was from 320° at 6 knots. The airplane was landing on runway 2.
After multiple requests, the pilot did not submit the National Transportation Safety Board Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/Incident Report Form 6120.1. 

Probable Cause: The pilot’s improper landing flare in crosswind conditions, which resulted in a bounced landing, and his subsequent failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of N305EF courtesy

Oshkosh - Wittman Regional (KOSH / OSH)
31 July 2010; (c) Alex Christie

Revision history:

02-Apr-2018 07:33 ASN Update Bot Added

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