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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 239103
Last updated: 5 August 2020
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Date:18-JAN-2020
Time:10:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic FOX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Denney Kitfox III
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N4283V
C/n / msn: 770
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Wauchula, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Palmetto, FL (48X)
Destination airport:Wauchula Municipal Airport, FL (KCHN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that he was conducting a crosswind landing. The airplane touched down, bounced slightly, settled, and it then veered off the right side of the runway onto grass, struck a light, flipped over, and came to rest inverted. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the rudder and the fuselage forward of the horizontal stabilizer. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation and that a gusting crosswind existed during the touchdown.

Probable Cause: The pilot's improper landing flare in gusting crosswind conditions, which resulted in a bounced landing, and his subsequent failure to maintain directional control, which resulted in a runway excursion and nose-over.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20200119X92652&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 08:00 ASN Update Bot Added
05-Aug-2020 08:33 harro Updated [Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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