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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145567
Last updated: 5 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic FDCT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Flight Design CTLS
Registration: N9922P
MSN: 07-11-23
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Moorhead Municipal Airport - KJKJ, Moorhead, MN -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Fergus Falls, MN (FFM)
Destination airport:Moorhead, MN (JKJ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot overflew the airport to verify wind conditions; the windsock indicated a slight crosswind for the landing. While on short final approach for runway 12, the airplane encountered a wind gust, and the pilot applied rudder and aileron to compensate for the wind conditions. The airplane subsequently stalled above the runway and landed hard. The airplane departed the runway surface, entered a ditch, nosed over, and came to rest inverted. The pilot reported no mechanical problems prior to the accident. The airplane's wings and fuselage were bent and cracked. The pilot reported that the wind was 220 degrees at 9 knots, gusting to 14 knots.
Probable Cause: The failure to maintain adequate airspeed for the wind conditions during landing, which resulted in a loss of airplane control.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

10-May-2012 18:05 Geno Added
11-May-2012 13:20 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type, Phase]
18-May-2012 01:53 Anon. Updated [Phase]
04-Jun-2012 09:50 Geno Updated [Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
19-Aug-2017 16:00 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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