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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 239098
Last updated: 5 August 2020
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Date:24-JAN-2020
Time:14:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-8
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N130JK
C/n / msn: 81258
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Fernandina Beach, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Fernandina Beach, FL (KFHB)
Destination airport:Fernandina Beach, FL (KFHB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot had recently purchased the tailwheel-equipped airplane and was receiving flight instruction in it toward a tailwheel endorsement. He had previously completed two successful landings. During the third landing with a 12- to 14-knot right crosswind and just as the tailwheel was about to settle onto the runway, the airplane began to veer right. The pilot and flight instructor attempted to compensate by applying full left rudder, but the airplane continued off the right side of the runway into grass. The left main landing gear collapsed; the left wing struck the ground, substantially damaging it; and the airplane then came to rest. The pilot and instructor reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation nor did a Federal Aviation Administration inspectorís postaccident examination of the airplane find any.

Probable Cause: The pilot receiving instructionís loss of directional control on landing with a crosswind, which resulted in a runway excursion and the left main landing gear collapsing.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20200124X82543&key=1

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Aug-2020 07:59 ASN Update Bot Added
05-Aug-2020 08:32 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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