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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237616
Last updated: 3 July 2020
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Type:Cubcrafters FX-3
Owner/operator:Hangar C-403, LLC
Registration: N3XC
C/n / msn: CCX-2000-0042
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sonoma/Schellville, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Sonoma/Schellville, CA (0Q3)
Destination airport:Sonoma/Schellville, CA (0Q3)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, during a wheel landing in the tailwheel-equipped airplane, he inadvertently applied left brake pressure, and the airplane veered off the edge of the runway into tall grass. The pilot's corrective action was ineffective, and the airplane subsequently impacted an irrigation ditch, which resulted in substantial damage to the nose and firewall. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's inadvertent activation of the left brake during the landing roll, which resulted in a loss of directional control, a runway excursion, and collision with a ditch.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

03-Jul-2020 12:36 ASN Update Bot Added

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