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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205735
Last updated: 23 November 2021
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Type:Just JA30 SuperSTOL
Registration: N726AD
MSN: JA398-07-14
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kerrville/Kerr County/Louis Schreiner Field (KERV), Kerrville, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Brownwood, TX (BWD)
Destination airport:Kerrville, TX (ERV)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, during landing in crosswind conditions, a wind gust “initiated” a ground loop, and the airplane exited the runway to the left.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and empennage.
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 station located on the airport reported that, about 10 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 200° at 13 knots, gusting to 17 knots. The airplane landed on runway 12.

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


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report


Photo: NTSB

Revision history:

06-Feb-2018 16:05 Geno Added
06-Feb-2018 18:33 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
01-May-2018 13:44 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-May-2018 14:02 harro Updated [Source, Narrative, Photo, ]

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