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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 59636
Last updated: 22 June 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic J3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
American Legend AL3 Legend Cub
Owner/operator:McRight-Smith Aviation, LP
Registration: N273MS
C/n / msn: AL-1051
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:McKinney, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:McKinney, TX (TKI)
Destination airport:McKinney, TX (TKI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
During the landing rollout in gusty wind conditions, the commercial pilot applied too much pressure on the heel brake of his tailwheel-equipped single-engine airplane, which caused the tail to rise. The wind then carried the airplane over on to its back, which resulted in substantial damage to the left wing strut and vertical stabilizer.
Probable Cause: THe pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane during landing. Contributing to the accident were gusty crosswinds.



Revision history:

21-Apr-2009 21:12 slowkid Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 18:52 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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