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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201386
Last updated: 24 April 2019
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Date:09-SEP-2017
Time:08:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-4
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N70RV
C/n / msn: 2139
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Ramah, NM -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Los Lunas, NM (E98)
Destination airport:Ramah, NM (NM56)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that that the sun was in his eyes as he was landing his low-wing airplane. He said that there were 3-ft-high berms in the area where the airplane touched down and that the runway was about 30 ft wide. The left wing struck the berm and the weeds. The propeller then impacted the berm, followed by the right wing and tailwheel. The right wing sustained substantial damage. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions of the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to maintain clearance from berms during landing in sun glare conditions.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20170911X74810&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Nov-2017 07:45 ASN Update Bot Added