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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 249320
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Time:15:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vans RV-8
Registration: N998HG
MSN: 80305
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:McMinnville, Oregon -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Aurora, OR (UAO)
Destination airport:McMinnville Municipal Airport, OR (KMMV)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane was departing with a gusting, left-quartering headwind. During the takeoff the airplane veered left and struck a runway marker, which jammed the left aileron. The airplane then banked to the right and the right wingtip struck the runway. The pilot then landed the airplane in a field off the side of the runway. During the landing roll, the airplane nosed down. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left aileron. 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 directional control during takeoff which resulted in a collision with a runway marker.



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

Revision history:

01-Apr-2021 12:04 ASN Update Bot Added
01-Apr-2021 12:16 harro Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Phase, Destination airport, Narrative]

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