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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 177906
Last updated: 5 March 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170B
Registration: N2915D
C/n / msn: 26858
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Auburn, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Yuba City, CA (O52)
Destination airport:Auburn, CA (AUN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane veered off the runway and ground looped during the landing roll while the pilot was attempting to execute a three-point landing. The airplane touched down near the approach end of the runway directly over the runway centerline. During the transition to the landing roll, the airplane began to veer from the centerline, following the natural contours and incline of the runway. The airplane continued to veer to the right and departed the runway surface. The right main landing gear contacted a runway light fixture and the airplane ground looped. During the ground loop, the left main landing gear impacted an embankment, resulting in the left wing contacting the ground. The airplane incurred damage to the left elevator, wing tip, and landing gear. The pilot said there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures.
Probable Cause: the pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane, which resulted in an inadvertent ground loop.



Revision history:

18-Jul-2015 15:37 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 18:43 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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