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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237531
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RV8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-8
Owner/operator:S2RV Inc
Registration: N408RV
MSN: 81144
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Pennridge Airport (CKZ/KCKZ), Perkasie, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Trenton-Robbinsville Airport, NJ (N87)
Destination airport:Perkasie-Pennridge Airport, PA (KCKZ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was landing the tailwheel-equipped airplane in turbulent and gusty crosswind conditions. Upon
touchdown, the airplane bounced and then veered left. The pilot attempted to control the airplane, but it
continued left off the runway. The airplane subsequently impacted a ditch and the left main landing gear
separated before the airplane came to a stop. The fuselage was substantially damaged during the accident.

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failure of the airplane that
would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilotís loss of directional control while landing in gusting crosswind conditions, which resulted in a runway excursion and collision with a ditch.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 12 months
Download report: Final report


Photo: FAA

Revision history:

01-Jul-2020 03:51 Geno Added
01-Jul-2020 05:53 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
12-Jun-2021 17:30 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
25-Jun-2021 07:38 aaronwk Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
25-Jun-2021 07:40 harro Updated [Accident report, Photo]

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