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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192340
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RV8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-8A
Registration: N918KS
MSN: 81947
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Farmington Regional Airport (KFAM), Farmington, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Farmington, MO (FAM)
Destination airport:Farmington, MO (FAM)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airline transport pilot reported that all indications were normal during takeoff in the experimental amateur-built airplane. The airplane accelerated normally and became airborne, then the left wing raised, which the pilot assumed was the result of the left crosswind conditions. He applied a correction to the left; however, he overcorrected and the airplane entered a steep left bank. After regaining control of the airplane, the pilot noted that the airplane was about 60 from the runway heading, and he thought that the airplane was too low to correct back to runway heading. The pilot reduced power to land on airport property; however, the terrain was rough and the left wing sustained substantial damage during the landing. The pilot stated that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies that would have precluded normal operation of the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control during takeoff in crosswind conditions.


FAA register:

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

Revision history:

28-Dec-2016 02:36 Geno Added
31-Dec-2016 12:01 Anon. Updated [Damage]
11-Oct-2017 07:37 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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