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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234325
Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:21-MAR-2020
Time:12:18 LT
Type:Just JA30 SuperSTOL
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N914MS
MSN: JA370-04-14
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Pierce County Airport-Thun Field (KPLU), Puyallup, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Puyallup-Pierce County-Thun Field, WA (KPLU)
Destination airport:Puyallup-Pierce County-Thun Field, WA (KPLU)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that, just before touchdown, the airplane encountered a wind gust from the left, which caused the airplane to weathervane to the right and the left wing to rise. The pilot applied left aileron control and full power but was unable to maintain control. The right wingtip impacted the ground, the landing gear collapsed, and the airplane nosed down. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing. 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 airplane control during landing in gusting crosswind conditions, which resulted in the wing striking the ground.

Sources:

NTSB WPR20CA113

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Mar-2020 02:42 Geno Added
24-Mar-2020 08:50 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
11-Apr-2020 18:38 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
26-Mar-2021 14:43 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]
26-Mar-2021 15:16 harro Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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