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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240831
Last updated: 2 September 2020
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Date:22-JUN-2020
Time:13:34
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-18-150
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N3681Z
C/n / msn: 18-7410
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Monroe, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Monroe, NC (EQY)
Destination airport:Monroe, NC
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that he was returning to his farm and performed both high and low "reconnaissance flights" over the farm field before landing. He stated the landing was normal until the airplane struck some taller weeds in the field and nosed over, substantially damaging the tail. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. He stated that he had not expected the weeds to be so high and that cutting all vegetation in the landing area might have prevented the accident.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20200622X41554&key=1


Revision history:

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