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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223850
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RV10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-10
Registration: N865HB
MSN: 40093
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Blairsville, GA -   United States of America
Departure airport:Dahlonega, GA (9A0)
Destination airport:Blairsville, GA (DZJ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airline transport pilot applied takeoff power to complete a touch-and-go landing. The airplane’s nose turned right, and the pilot corrected with a left rudder application, but the airplane continued turning right. The pilot reduced engine power and then aborted the takeoff and applied left braking, but the airplane continued to the right, departed the runway, and travelled through a depression in the ground before coming to rest. When the main landing gear (MLG) dropped into the depression, the tail section struck the ground, which substantially damaged the tail structure.
The pilot reported that the “right main tire lost all pressure.” Examination of the right MLG wheel revealed that the tire and the inner tube had rotated independently of each other on the rim and that the inner tube valve stem was severed. Based on the available evidence, the investigation could not determine whether the tire was flat before the accident or was caused when the MLG hit the depression.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s loss of directional control upon landing.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 9 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

10-Apr-2019 12:34 ASN Update Bot Added

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