Accident Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander N8433V, 14 Feb 2012
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144655
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander
Owner/operator:Valley Air Llc
Registration: N8433V
MSN: 2193R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Yellow Pine, ID -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Yellow Pine, ID (ID41)
Destination airport:Yellow Pine, ID (ID41)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that he made a normal touchdown in the tailwheel-equipped airplane onto the centerline of the snow packed runway. He said that about halfway down the runway, he applied reverse thrust in an effort to slow the airplane. Shortly after entering reverse, the airplane veered about 5 degrees to the right. The pilot applied left brake and rudder to correct the turn; however, the airplane continued to the right due to the limited braking action on the runway surface. About three-quarters of the way down the runway, the airplane struck an ice chunk and the right main landing gear collapsed. The airplane’s right wing was substantially damaged. The pilot reported no mechanical failures or malfunctions that would have precluded normal operations.
Probable Cause: The pilot did not maintain directional control while landing on a snow-contaminated runway.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

27-Mar-2012 22:34 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:18 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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