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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198897
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 YMF
Registration: N89B
MSN: F5-006
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Dunnellon, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Lakeland, FL (X49)
Destination airport:Dunnellon, FL (X35)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot was receiving instruction in a tailwheel-equipped biplane from a certified flight instructor (CFI). During the second landing, the student pilot landed the airplane on the runway fast and bounced; the airplane started to veer left. The student pilot corrected with right rudder application. The CFI applied full left rudder when the airplane veered to the right again, which had no effect on the airplane’s direction of travel; the student pilot then applied right brake during the CFI’s correction. The airplane continued right until it ground-looped. The biplane incurred substantial damage to both upper wings and the left lower wing. The flight crew reported no mechanical deficiencies prior to the accident.
Probable Cause: The certified flight instructor’s delayed response to the student pilot's loss of directional control while landing, which resulted in a ground-loop. Contributing to the accident was the student pilot's loss of directional control.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

19-Aug-2017 16:01 ASN Update Bot Added

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