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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237623
Last updated: 3 July 2020
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Type:Champion AERONCA 7FC
Registration: N3JZ
C/n / msn: 7FC-212
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hessel, MI -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Hessel, MI (5Y1)
Destination airport:Hessel, MI (5Y1)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that he attempted a three-point, full-stall landing with a right-quartering headwind of about 10 to 15 knots. During the landing roll, the airplane encountered an unanticipated wind gust that raised the right wing and turned the airplane about 30 to the right. The pilot attempted to correct, but the airplane exited the right side of the runway and impacted a snowbank. The airplane then decelerated rapidly and nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and wing strut. 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 loss of directional control during landing in gusting crosswind conditions, which resulted in a runway excursion and impact with a snowbank.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

03-Jul-2020 12:37 ASN Update Bot Added

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