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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 228340
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RV7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vanís RV-7A
Registration: N566WV
MSN: 72604
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Ocracoke Island Airport (W95), Ocracoke, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Kill Devil Hills, NC (FFA)
Destination airport:Ocracoke, NC (W95)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that, during the first approach to land, the airplane was high, and he chose to abort the landing. During the second approach, the airplane was again high, and he used a forward slip to descend. Upon crossing the runway threshold, he realized the airplane was drifting left of the runway.†He again aborted the landing and applied full power.†However, the airplane pitched up, continued to drift left, and impacted trees.†The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, the left and right wings, and the empennage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain lateral control during an attempted aborted landing, which resulted in impact with trees.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

19-Aug-2019 20:02 Geno Added
20-Aug-2019 01:56 RobertMB Updated [Source, Narrative]
20-Aug-2019 01:59 RobertMB Updated [Nature, Narrative]
19-Apr-2020 07:00 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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