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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174392
Last updated: 23 January 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic WACF model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Waco UPF7
Owner/operator:Bayley Donald T
Registration: N32063
MSN: 5695
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Rio Vista Municipal Airport (O88), Rio Vista, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Santa Rosa, CA (STS)
Destination airport:Rio Vista, CA (O88)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated that the airplane touched down uneventfully. During the landing roll a gust of wind picked up the right wing, the pilot applied right aileron and right rudder correction to regain control, but was unable to do so. The pilot lost directional control and advanced the throttle to the full position in an attempt to execute a go-around, subsequently the left wing came in contact with the ground and ground looped, which resulted in substantial damage to both of the left wings and left lift struts.

The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll.


FAA register:

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

Revision history:

09-Mar-2015 22:55 Geno Added
09-Apr-2015 05:57 Geno Updated [Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 12:45 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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