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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44824
Last updated: 5 June 2020
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Type:Silhouette image of generic RV6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-6
Registration: N621BP
C/n / msn: 0001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cloverdale, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Healdsburg, CA (O31)
Destination airport:Cloverdale, CA (O60)
Investigating agency: NTSB
While attempting to land, the airplane impacted in a level attitude, about 10 feet short of the runway threshold. The airplane was landing to the southeast, using runway 14. Witnesses at the airport estimated that the winds were 15 knots gusting to 25 knots out of the northwest. A post impact fire destroyed the airplane. Federal Aviation Administration inspectors examined the airplane wreckage and found no evidence of a preimpact mechanical malfunction or failure.
Probable Cause: the pilot's inadequate in-flight planning/decision and selection of the wrong runway, and his inadequate compensation for the gusting tail wind conditions, which resulted in a stall/mush.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
13-Feb-2017 07:37 junior sjc Updated [Narrative]
07-Dec-2017 18:03 ASN Update Bot Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]