ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 817
Last updated: 24 November 2014
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Date:01-JAN-2008
Time:
Type:Micco Aircraft Company MAC-145B
Owner/operator:Debra Cunningham
Registration: N579RM
C/n / msn: 260004
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Arcola, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The private pilot was conducting a touch-and-go in a tailwheel equipped airplane with a direct crosswind component of 15 knots gusting up to 20 knots from the left side of the airplane. During landing, the crosswinds began pushing the airplane to the right side of the runway. While correcting back to centerline the pilot reported that a combination of over-correction and gusty crosswinds caused a loss of control. The airplane ground looped, departed the left side of the runway, and came to rest upright with the nose of the aircraft pointed approximately 180 degree from runway heading. Damage was sustained to the wing spar.


Sources:
NTSB Identification: DFW08CA054


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jan-2008 00:40 JINX Added
20-Feb-2008 23:13 Fusko Updated
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