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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 195008
Last updated: 23 November 2021
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Type:Just JA30 SuperSTOL
Registration: N614WB
MSN: JA422-11-14
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Spirit of St Louis Airport (KSUS), St Louis, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Sparta, IL (SAR)
Destination airport:Chesterfield, MO (SUS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, after several attempts to land, the wind had changed to a more favorable direction and that “[he] was confident in [landing] the plane.” He added that the approach was uneventful but that, during the landing roll, “a cross wind started pushing the aircraft and tail left.” Subsequently, the airplane ground looped to the right.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing, left wing aileron, and right wing rear spar.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The automated weather observation system on the airport, about the time of the accident, reported that the wind was from 180° at 10 knots. The pilot landed on runway 8L.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during the landing roll in crosswind conditions.


FAA register:

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


Revision history:

24-Apr-2017 21:24 Geno Added
25-Apr-2017 16:00 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
26-Apr-2017 15:30 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2017 16:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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