Accident Valentin Taifun 17E N16MA,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 354876
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Date:Monday 12 January 1998
Time:18:30 LT
Type:Valentin Taifun 17E
Registration: N16MA
MSN: 1039
Total airframe hrs:587 hours
Engine model:Limbach L2000EB1.B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Pensacola, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Pensacola, FL (KPNA)
Destination airport:Ferguson, FL (82J)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot made a navigational error during a cross-country flight (misidentification of a landmark), which resulted in a low fuel condition. He made a precautionary landing on a paved road in a housing subdivision. During the landing rollout, the airplane collided with a fence post, veered to the right, and nosed down. During the occurrence, the engine assembly separated from the airframe.

Probable Cause: the pilot's improper in-flight planning/decision and failure to see-and-avoid an obstruction during a precautionary landing on a paved road. Factors relating to the accident were: the resultant low fuel condition, and an obstruction in the precautionary landing area.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA98LA059
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report




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