ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58539
Last updated: 16 February 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Silhouette image of generic TAIL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Wittman Tailwind
Registration: N90086
C/n / msn: 001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Yucca Valley, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Hanford, CA (HJO)
Destination airport:Yucca Valley, CA (L22)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that during the landing roll on the asphalt runway, the left rudder pedal separated and he was unable to maintain directional control. Subsequently, the airplane ground-looped and exited the right side of the runway. The fuselage and left wing were structurally damaged. The left rudder pedal was separated at its weld point. No further anomalies were noted with the flight control systems.
Probable Cause: A loss of directional control due to a weld joint failure of the left rudder pedal.



Revision history:

21-Jan-2009 10:35 harro Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 11:39 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description