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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 189514
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Time:17:59 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F260 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
SIAI-Marchetti SF.260
Owner/operator:Air Combat USA
Registration: N16FD
MSN: 305
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Fullerton Municipal Airport, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Fullerton Muni (KFUL)
Destination airport:Fullerton Muni (KFUL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The aircraft experienced a loss of directional control and subsequent impact with a hangar during takeoff. The aircraft sustained substantial damage and the two occupants onboard received minor injuries.

The pilot reported that the preflight, taxi, and initial takeoff roll were all normal. During the initial takeoff, just after rotation, the airplane began rolling left. The pilot attempted to correct for the roll by adding full right aileron and rudder, but the airplane continued to the left and impacted the ground off the left side of the runway. After the airplane impacted the ground, it continued to travel across a flight school ramp, hitting four parked airplanes, and a hangar before coming to rest. A small post-crash fire was quickly extinguished by airport personnel.

The flight was being operated by Air Combat USA, Fullerton, as an aerobatic training flight under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.


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

Revision history:

25-Aug-2016 06:46 Geno Added
25-Aug-2016 08:06 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
11-Sep-2016 16:51 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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