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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202118
Last updated: 15 February 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic GLAS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair Super II FT
Registration: N71TL
C/n / msn: 1071
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Casa Grande, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Carlsbad, CA (CRQ)
Destination airport:Midland, TX (KMDD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated that he listened to the automated weather and learned that the winds were from 280 degrees at 10 knots, gusting to 25 knots. He attempted to land on runway 23 and said he carried some extra speed to account for the extra wind gusts. He said he encountered a wind gust, which lifted the airplane about 8 feet off the ground. He then decided to do a go-around but was unable to roll the wings level and thought he may have been below stall speed at that point. The left wing impacted the ground and the airplane cartwheeled. A CFI witness, who landed immediately prior to the accident, said as they landed their airplane the winds were gusting to 25-28 knots, and he estimated they had a 30-knot crosswind component. He said he saw the accident airplane on approach, and that it 'looked fast on final.' He said it appeared that it bounced several times prior to a wind gust picking up the right wing.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate compensation for the existing crosswind condition.



Revision history:

26-Nov-2017 12:40 ASN Update Bot Added

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