Accident Wsk-pzl Warzawa-okecie PZL-104 WILGA 80 N4346M, 15 May 2010
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 288521
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Time:11:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PZ04 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Wsk-pzl Warzawa-okecie PZL-104 WILGA 80
Registration: N4346M
MSN: CF21910928
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Linton, North Dakota -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Ortonville Municipal Martinson Field, MN (KVVV)
Destination airport:Dickinson Airport, ND (DIK/KDIK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that he needed to make an en route fuel stop due to low fuel. The airport that was available had only one runway which necessitated making a 90-degree crosswind landing. He reported that the winds were 180 degrees at 15 knots gusting to 18 knots. The pilot flew a stabilized approach utilizing good crosswind control. He reported that at touchdown, a wind gust overcame the available rudder authority, and the airplane ground looped. The right wing and elevator sustained substantial damage. The pilot reported that 'better preflight planning could have identified alternate fuel stops at airports with multiple runways, and avoided the need to land in excessive crosswinds due to low fuel.”

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control during landing with a 90-degree crosswind.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report

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04-Oct-2022 23:29 ASN Update Bot Added

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