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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145958
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RV8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-8
Registration: N808WW
MSN: 81149
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hutchinson Municipal Airport-Butler Field - KHCD, Hutchinson, MN -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Spearfish, SD (SPF)
Destination airport:Hutchinson, MN (HCD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was landing the airplane with excessive speed. The airplane touched down 2,200 feet down the 4,000-foot-long runway. When the tailwheel touched down, the airplane began to veer off of the runway. The pilot stated that the tailwheel became "squirrelly." The pilot added engine power while attempting to return to the runway surface. He then pitched the airplane's nose up to avoid an airport lighting aid at a speed that was too low to maintain flight. The airplane settled back to the ground and impacted the terrain. Postaccident examination of the tailwheel and flight controls revealed no anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain proper airspeed during the landing attempt, his failure to maintain directional control, and his delayed attempted aborted landing at an airspeed that was too low, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year 1 month
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

31-May-2012 19:41 Geno Added
01-Aug-2012 08:37 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:39 ASN Update Bot Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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