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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 232386
Last updated: 5 August 2020
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Date:22-JAN-2020
Time:14:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic ST75 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B75N1
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N14GC
C/n / msn: 75-6503
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Nut Tree Airport (KVCB), Vacaville, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Vacaville-Nut Tree Airport, CA (KVCB)
Destination airport:Vacaville-Nut Tree Airport, CA (KVCB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that, while practicing stop-and-go landings, the airplane took off, and he then made a standard traffic pattern to land. The airplane touched down on the numbers with both main wheels. When the tailwheel touched down, the pilot felt a wind gust from the east, which tipped the left wing down. He attempted to correct with right aileron, but when the wings became level, the right wheel exited the runway surface and sank into mud. The airplane nosed over, which resulted in substantial damage to the rudder. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing, which resulted in a runway excursion and nose-over when the right wheel encountered mud.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20200122X92714&key=1
FAA register: https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N14GC

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of N14GC courtesy AirHistory.net


Vacaville - Nut Tree (VCB)
10 August 2018; (c) Ralph M. Pettersen

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jan-2020 16:23 Geno Added
23-Jan-2020 19:04 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Destination airport]
05-Aug-2020 08:00 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]
05-Aug-2020 08:28 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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