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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235281
Last updated: 19 April 2020
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Date:04-APR-2019
Time:18:10
Type:Zenair ZENITH CH 801
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N801R
C/n / msn: 8-4296
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Fort Worth, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Fort Worth, TX (T67)
Destination airport:Fort Worth, TX (T67)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that, while on short final, about 50 ft above ground level, the airplane rolled about 30 to the left. He applied full right aileron and leveled the airplane about 2 ft above ground level, but the airplane descended onto the runway, exited the runway to the left, and impacted terrain. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain lateral control in flight and his subsequent loss of directional control during landing with a crosswind, which resulted in a runway excursion and impact with terrain.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20190408X12655&key=1

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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