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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48615
Last updated: 5 December 2021
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Date:05-DEC-2008
Time:16:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic FDCT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Flight Design CTSW
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N370CT
MSN: 05-10-01
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Punta Gorda, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Punta Gorda, FL (PGD)
Destination airport:Punta Gorda, FL (PGD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot was practicing takeoffs when he made his third departure. The pilot stated that as the airplane was approaching take off speed, a gust of wind caused the airplane to veer to the right. He stated that he utilized the flight controls to stay pointing straight and on the centerline of the runway. The wind gust subsided and the airplane started "fishtailing" on the runway. The pilot then reduced power and applied brakes, while attempting not to "oversteer" the airplane. The airplane was almost stopped when the nose gear of the airplane departed the left edge of the runway, sank into the sand, and the airplane nosed over. Examination of the airplane revealed no preimpact deficiencies.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane during a rejected takeoff. Contributing to the accident was a gust of wind.

Sources:

NTSB
FAA register: 2, FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=370CT

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Dec-2008 11:09 harro Updated
28-Nov-2016 20:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 12:12 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]

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