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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198842
Last updated: 5 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170B
Registration: N432PB
C/n / msn: 26664
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Parker, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Corona, CA (AJO)
Destination airport:Parker, AZ (P20)
Investigating agency: NTSB
An airport employee stated that the pilot called for an airport advisory several minutes before he landed. He reported that at that time the wind was from 220 degrees at 7 knots. The pilot reported that as he approached the airport, the wind was from 255 degrees at about 7 knots, a direct crosswind for either runway; therefore, he elected to land on runway 1. The pilot said that while on approach, when he first saw the windsock, it appeared to be partially inflated, but as he approached touchdown the windsock was straight out. After the airplane touched down, the left wing rose up and the right wing and propeller contacted the runway. The airplane cartwheeled, departed the right side of the runway, and came to rest upright. Both wing tips were bent up during the accident. Subsequently, a fire erupted, which consumed the fuselage. Postaccident inspection of the airplane confirmed control continuity to all flight control surfaces. The pilot also reported that it was obvious that the crosswind was more than he or the airplane could handle and that there were no mechanical failures or malfunctions.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control while landing with a crosswind.



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19-Aug-2017 15:59 ASN Update Bot Added

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