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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202030
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C180 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 180F
Registration: N345RC
MSN: 18051231
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Inyokern, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Death Valley, CA (L06)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Winds were variable at 5 knots, gusting to 10, with the wind tee and windsocks indicating runway 33. The pilot executed a wheel landing but began losing directional control to the right just after touchdown. He countered with left rudder, but the aircraft began to ground loop. The aircraft swerved left and scraped the right wingtip. He then attempted a go-around, but his right wingtip struck a sign and the aircraft veered right and struck a fence.
Probable Cause: the pilot's inadequate compensation for the variable and gusting winds during a wheel landing, which led to a loss of directional control.



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26-Nov-2017 10:54 ASN Update Bot Added

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