Accident Helio H-295 N99PM, 09 Feb 2009
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 287167
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Time:12:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic COUR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Helio H-295
Owner/operator:Gary Schmitt
Registration: N99PM
MSN: 1208
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Clemson, South Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Highlands, NC
Destination airport:Clemson-Oconee County Airport, SC (CEU/KCEU)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot stated that while landing on runway 07 with the wind from 160 degrees at 5 knots gusting to 20 knots, he performed a wheel landing then lowered the tailwheel. As the tailwheel contacted the runway, the airplane yawed to the right and ground looped resulting in damage to the left wing, left aileron, and left horizontal stabilizer. The pilot did not report any mechanical failures or malfunctions to the airplane or any of its systems prior to the accident.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing. Contributing to the accident was the crosswind.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

25 Jun 2011 N99PM Gary Schmitt 0 Brasstown, North Carolina sub
Fuel exhaustion.


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