Accident Helio H-391B N25BA, 24 May 2002
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 297261
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Time:11:03 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic COUR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Helio H-391B
Owner/operator:Clifford Hickson
Registration: N25BA
MSN: 011
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cheyenne, Wyoming -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Cheyenne Airport, WY (CYS/KCYS)
Destination airport:Logan-Cache Airport, UT (LGU/KLGU)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot said there was "a slight crosswind from the left at 10 knots" as he rolled out onto the right side of runway 26 (9,200 feet x 150 feet, concrete, grooved). As the tail wheel lifted off and the front gear started getting "light," a gust of wind started turning the airplane into the wind. Just prior to liftoff, the right gear collapsed and the airplane veered off the runway, buckling the right forward fuselage and firewall. Wind at the time of the accident was from 190 degrees at 13 knots.

Probable Cause: the pilot's failure to maintain directional control.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

14-Oct-2022 16:26 ASN Update Bot Added

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