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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202266
Last updated: 17 June 2021
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Date:24-NOV-2017
Time:12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-9A
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N666BK
MSN: 91449
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Grand County Airport/Spanish Valley Airport, Moab, UT -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Telluride Regional Airport, CO (TEX/KTEX)
Destination airport:Moab, UT
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
According to the pilot in the low-wing, experimental, amateur-built airplane, he landed on a backcountry strip. During the taxi about 15mph, the left wing and the right wing struck separate fence posts. The pilot reported that the fence posts were surrounded by vegetation and not visible. He continued his taxi to parking and shut the engine off.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the leading edge and the ribs on both wings.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilotís selection of an unsuitable taxiway, which resulted in the wings striking hidden fence posts. †


Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20171125X90015&key=1
FAA register: NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20171125X90015&key=1

FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=666BK

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report
Location


Images:


Photo: FAA

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Nov-2017 02:19 Geno Added
08-Mar-2018 15:28 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
21-Jun-2018 19:58 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Jun-2018 06:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source]
23-Jun-2018 09:35 harro Updated [Source, Narrative, Photo, ]
13-Mar-2020 20:34 Anon. Updated [Total occupants, Departure airport]

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