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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198851
Last updated: 13 August 2019
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Type:Silhouette image of generic RV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-4
Registration: N639JH
C/n / msn: 2533
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Los Lunas, NM -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Roosevelt, UT (74)
Destination airport:Los Lunas, NM (E98)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported the approach and landing were normal, and he used right rudder to compensate for a left crosswind. During the landing roll the pilot's left foot slid off the rudder pedal and the airplane began to veer to the right. When he moved his foot back on the rudder pedal, he inadvertently applied the left brake. The pilot added right rudder to compensate; however, the airplane traveled off the left side of the runway. The pilot added power in an attempt to avoid a ditch alongside the runway, but the airplane contacted the ditch and nosed over resulting in substantial damage to the fuselage and wings. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical failures/malfunctions of the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot inadvertently applied the left brake during the landing roll which resulted in a loss of directional control and subsequent impact with terrain.



Revision history:

19-Aug-2017 16:00 ASN Update Bot Added