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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 165210
Last updated: 4 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic COL3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Columbia LC42-550FG Columbia 350
Registration: N112FP
C/n / msn: 42545
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Truckee-Tahoe Airport (KTRK), Truckee, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Palo Alto, CA
Destination airport:Truckee, CA (TRK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, before landing, he obtained the current weather for the destination airport, which indicated that wind was from 260 degrees at 11 knots gusting to 19 knots. The pilot entered the airport traffic pattern for runway 29 and conducted an uneventful landing. Shortly after, the airplane suddenly veered left. The pilot attempted to regain directional control by applying rudder; however, he felt that the airplane was going to tip left, so he decided to initiate a go-around. During the attempted go-around, the airplane exited the runway surface, bounced, and struck terrain adjacent to the runway. Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed no evidence of mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to maintain directional control during both the landing and the subsequent attempted go-around.


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Revision history:

03-Apr-2014 22:02 Geno Added
04-Apr-2014 04:54 Geno Updated [Date]
04-Apr-2014 06:09 Anon. Updated [Date]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 13:40 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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