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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 263496
Last updated: 1 June 2021
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Time:23:25 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser
Registration: N2971M
MSN: 121363
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kamloops Airport, BC (YKA/CYKA) -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Abbotsford Airport, BC (YXX/CYXX)
Destination airport:Kamloops Airport, BC (YKA/CYKA)
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
A privately registered Piper PA-12 float-equipped, with 1 pilot on board, was conducting a VFR flight from Goldendale Airport (S20), Washington, USA to Merrill Field Airport (PAMR), Alaska, USA. After completing the leg from Abbotsford International Airpot (CYXX) BC, to the Kamloops Airport (CYKA) BC, and during the landing, the aircraft bounced on initial contact with the runway surface. During the second runway contact, as the aircraft was settling, the
aircraft began an airframe shimmy which resulted in a loss of control. The aircraft veered off the centerline and towards the runway edge. As the aircraft approached the grass, the RH main landing gear folded under the fuselage and the aircraft rotated 180 degrees with the RH wing making contact with the ground. The aircraft came to rest in the grass alongside the runway on its belly. The pilot egressed the aircraft with minor injuries. The aircraft was substantially damaged.



Revision history:

01-Jun-2021 15:46 harro Added
01-Jun-2021 15:47 harro Updated [Cn, Location, Narrative]

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