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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240277
Last updated: 2 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C185 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna A185F Skywagon
Registration: N60934
C/n / msn: 18504079
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Susanville Municipal Airport (SVE/KSVE), Lassen County, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Yuba City, CA (O52)
Destination airport:Susanville, CA (1Q2)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of the tailwheel equipped airplane reported that, the winds at the time of takeoff were about 17 mph from the east. After he departed a runway from the southeast, the airplane weathervaned into the wind and was pushed to the left side of the runway. The pilot quickly corrected the movement, but in doing so the airplane's right main landing gear impacted the runway surface hard. Seconds later after he departed, the pilot flew low over the runway for ground observers to inspect the landing gear, but they reported no abnormalities. The pilot returned to the departure runway, but shortly after landing, the right main landing gear separated. The right wing was substantially damaged.
The pilot reported no mechanical anomalies that could have precluded normal operation.



Revision history:

19-Aug-2020 22:42 Captain Adam Added
02-Sep-2020 13:54 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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