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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74440
Last updated: 15 February 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-6A
Registration: N578RJ
C/n / msn: 60373
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Columbia Airport (KO22), CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Gustine, CA (3O1)
Destination airport:Columbia, CA (O22)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot-rated passenger seated in the right seat reported that, just prior to landing, the pilot listened to the airport's automated weather observing system, which reported a 90-degree crosswind of 7 knots gusting to 14 knots. During the landing sequence, and just before touchdown, the airplane suddenly lost altitude and landed hard, striking the left wing and landing gear on the runway. Subsequently, the airplane bounced and veered to the left. The airplane bounced a second time before impacting and coming to rest against three unoccupied, parked airplanes. Postaccident examination verified flight control continuity throughout the rudder, elevator, right aileron, and left flap. The damage to the left aileron outboard hinge and right flap control arm were both consistent with impact damage.
Probable Cause: The pilotís inadequate compensation for the gusting crosswind and improper landing flare.



Revision history:

22-May-2010 10:32 Geno Added
22-May-2010 11:45 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Damage]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
25-Mar-2017 21:06 junior sjc Updated [Destination airport, Narrative]
26-Nov-2017 17:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]