ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 229076
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information.
If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information
Narrative:The pilot of the tailwheel equipped airplane reported that prior to departure, while he refueled the airplane and taxied to the runway, the wind was "picking up and gusting" but "were comfortably within [his] personal and aircraft limits." During takeoff, as he "rolled on the power," the right wing started to lift so he corrected with full control input left but the airplane rolled to the right and impacted terrain. The pilot added that he did not get a wind check.
PZL-104 Draco Turbine Wilga
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Aircraft damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Reno-Stead Airport, NV (KRTS) -
United States of America
|Phase:|| Take off|
|Departure airport:||Reno-Stead Airport, NV (KRTS)|
|Destination airport:||Spanish Fork, UT (KSPK)|
|Investigating agency: ||NTSB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and fuselage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The airport's automated weather observation station reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was 220° at 24 knots, gusting to 38 knots. The airplane was departing from runway 26.
According to the manufacturer's Pilot's Operating Handbook for an unmodified airplane, the maximum demonstrated crosswind is 11.7 knots.
The steady state crosswind component for the accident flight was 15 knots, with gusting winds, the crosswind component for the accident flight was 24 knots.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain bank control during takeoff in gusting crosswind conditions, resulting in a loss of control in flight and subsequent impact with terrain.
| || |
|Investigating agency: ||NTSB |
|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Duration: ||6 months|
|Download report: || Final report|
||Updated [Location, Narrative]|
||Updated [Total occupants, Source, Embed code, Narrative]|
||ASN Update Bot
||Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]|
||Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]|
The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
CONNECT WITH US:
©2023 Flight Safety Foundation