Accident Piper PA-20 N7069K, 23 Dec 2013
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162943
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-20
Registration: N7069K
MSN: 20-174
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Platinum, AK, US -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Togiak, AK
Destination airport:Platinum, AK (PTU)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that he was landing his tailwheel-equipped airplane on a dry, gravel airstrip, which required a correction for a 10 knot right crosswind. He said that during touchdown, a gust of wind picked the airplane up three to four feet, and the airplane drifted left of the centerline. During the second touchdown, the airplane weather-vaned into the wind, and the pilot said that full left rudder had no effect. The airplane continued across the runway and into a ditch, sustaining substantial damage to the right wing. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during a crosswind landing.



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

Revision history:

31-Dec-2013 18:05 dfix Added
02-Jan-2014 07:21 Anon. Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
27-Feb-2014 07:16 mmoyle Updated [Narrative, Photo, ]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 09:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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