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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198729
Last updated: 28 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-22
Registration: N6024D
C/n / msn: 22-4677
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Big Lake, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Wasilla, AK (IYS)
Destination airport:Big Lake, AK (BGQ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, after conducting two touch-and-go landings at a nearby airport, he decided to land at a different airport to speak with a friend. He added that everything seemed normal during the touchdown on the snow-covered runway but that the airplane then “abruptly stopped and [nosed] over.”
The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the rudder.
The pilot reported that the inside of the left main landing gear and brake was “packed with ice” and had frozen, which prevented the wheel from rotating during the landing roll.

Probable Cause: The contamination of snow and ice on the left main landing gear and brake, which prevented the wheel from rolling during touchdown and resulted in a nose-over.



Revision history:

19-Aug-2017 14:19 ASN Update Bot Added

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