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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237637
Last updated: 3 July 2020
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Date:20-MAR-2020
Time:17:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-18-150
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N4910P
C/n / msn: 18-7832
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Canyon, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Canyon, TX
Destination airport:Canyon, TX
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
According to the pilot, he performed an off-airport landing to a wheat field. During the landing roll, the left main landing gear encountered a ditch about midfield and collapsed, and the left wing struck the ground. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left-wing lift strut. The pilot reported that "Further care should have been conducted in evaluating the LZ (Landing Zone)." 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 selection of unsuitable terrain for landing, which resulted in a collision with a ditch and the left main landing gear collapsing.



Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20200320X13611&key=1

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


Revision history:

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