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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 196516
Last updated: 17 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers Supermarine Spitfire VC
Registration: N5TF
C/n / msn: JG891
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Marana Regional Airport (KAVQ), Marana, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Las Cruces, NM (KLRU)
Destination airport:Marana, AZ (KAVQ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airline transport pilot reported that, after making a normal landing and slowing the airplane during the rollout, the airplane began to drift to the left. The pilotís right rudder input was not effective at countering the left drift due to the airplaneís slow speed, so the pilot applied the right brake. The right brake application caused the airplaneís nose to swing to the right, which the pilot then countered by applying left rudder and brake. However, the left rudder input was ineffective, and the left brake provided no stopping action, so the airplane departed the right side of the runway. The airplaneís subsequent impact with soft dirt resulted in the collapse of the left main landing gear and substantial damage to the airplane.
A postaccident survey of the runway revealed a 200-ft-long skid mark that was made by the left main landing gear tire. A postaccident examination revealed no preimpact failure or malfunction with the airplaneís brake system that would have resulted in the loss of directional control.

Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during the landing roll.†


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Download report: Final report


Photo: NTSB

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Revision history:

05-Jul-2017 00:37 Geno Added
05-Jul-2017 06:57 Anon. Updated [Location]
05-Jul-2017 18:24 Geno Updated [Aircraft type]
05-Jul-2017 18:36 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
22-Dec-2018 13:55 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
22-Dec-2018 14:00 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
22-Dec-2018 20:27 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]
22-Dec-2018 20:30 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Photo]

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