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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 249360
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Time:19:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA15 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-15 Vagabond
Registration: N4123H
MSN: 15-6
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lancaster Regional Airport, TX (KLNC) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Lancaster Regional Airport, TX (KLNC)
Destination airport:Lancaster Regional Airport, TX (KLNC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The flight instructor stated that he was acting as a safety pilot for the newly certificated pilot, who was getting familiar with the airplane. They had flow five or six circuits around the traffic pattern and subsequently landed on runway 13. When the airplane was just above taxi speed, it began drifting to the right. The pilot used full left rudder and "stomped on the brake." The airplane veered to the left and then the right wingtip contacted the ground. The outboard one-quarter of the right wing was crumpled and the right main landing gear collapsed under the fuselage. The flight instructor stated that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing.



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

Revision history:

02-Apr-2021 16:50 ASN Update Bot Added
02-Apr-2021 17:17 harro Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
02-Apr-2021 17:20 harro Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]

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