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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230574
Last updated: 5 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic FDCT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Flight Design CTLS
Owner/operator:Ras Aviation Llc
Registration: N21ZA
MSN: F-10-09-04
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Elyria, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Elyria, OH (LPR)
Destination airport:Elyria, OH (LPR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, during landing, the airplane encountered a gusting crosswind from the right. The airplane was configured with 0 flaps, and the airspeed was about 55 knots, and the airplane was about 5 ft above ground level. The airplane's airspeed was too slow for the gusting right crosswind conditions, and the airplane landed hard on the runway. The right main landing gear wheel separated from the airplane during the landing, and the airplane exited the runway to the right.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right main landing gear attachment points and the cabin's monocoque structure.
The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The METAR at the airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 140 at 11 knots, gusting to 19 knots.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed during landing in variable gusting crosswind conditions, which resulted in a hard landing and runway excursion.



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

Revision history:

12-Nov-2019 17:50 ASN Update Bot Added

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