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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 239098
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RV8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-8
Registration: N130JK
MSN: 81258
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Fernandina Beach, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Fernandina Beach, FL (KFHB)
Destination airport:Fernandina Beach, FL (KFHB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot had recently purchased the tailwheel-equipped airplane and was receiving flight instruction in it toward a tailwheel endorsement. He had previously completed two successful landings. During the third landing with a 12- to 14-knot right crosswind and just as the tailwheel was about to settle onto the runway, the airplane began to veer right. The pilot and flight instructor attempted to compensate by applying full left rudder, but the airplane continued off the right side of the runway into grass. The left main landing gear collapsed; the left wing struck the ground, substantially damaging it; and the airplane then came to rest. The pilot and instructor reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation nor did a Federal Aviation Administration inspectorís postaccident examination of the airplane find any.

Probable Cause: The pilot receiving instructionís loss of directional control on landing with a crosswind, which resulted in a runway excursion and the left main landing gear collapsing.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

05-Aug-2020 07:59 ASN Update Bot Added
05-Aug-2020 08:32 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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