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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 177712
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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: N767GS
MSN: 81074
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Boulder City, NV -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Boulder City, NV (K61B)
Destination airport:Boulder City, NV (K61B)
Investigating agency: NTSB
During the landing roll the airplane veered off the right side of the runway and struck a runway distance remaining sign. The UNICOM airport advisory reported winds as 120 degrees, variable 10 to 15 knots with gusts, and landing on runway 9R. The pilot visually checked the windsock and noted it indicating southeasterly. He made an uneventful tail wheel landing on runway 9R. As the airplane's speed reached 45 knots during the landing roll, a strong gust of wind pushed the airplane to the right. Despite left rudder, left brake, and left aileron inputs, the airplane continued to veer to the right.

Probable Cause: the pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane. Contributing to the accident was a sudden wind shift.




Revision history:

11-Jul-2015 14:05 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 18:01 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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