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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199055
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CH75 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Zenith STOL CH 750
Registration: N330B
MSN: 75-7469
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Charlotte, VT -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Shelburne, VT (VT8)
Destination airport:Charlotte, VT (NONE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The commercial pilot of the experimental amateur-built airplane stated that, during landing on the turf runway with an 8-knot crosswind, the nose landing gear collapsed and the airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted. Examination of the nose landing gear fork and doubler revealed that the materials and construction met manufacturer’s specifications. Additionally, the assembly exhibited kinematic deformation, indicative of side loading. Therefore, it is likely that the pilot failed to adequately compensate for the crosswind conditions during landing, which resulted in the side loading of the nose landing gear and its subsequent collapse.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s inadequate compensation for a crosswind during landing, which resulted in a side load application to the nose landing gear and its subsequent collapse.



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

Revision history:

19-Aug-2017 16:44 ASN Update Bot Added

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