Accident Van's RV-9A N666BK,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202266
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Date:Friday 24 November 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Van's RV-9A
Registration: N666BK
MSN: 91449
Year of manufacture:2011
Total airframe hrs:3600 hours
Engine model:Lycoming YO-320-D2G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Grand County Airport/Spanish Valley Airport, Moab, UT -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Telluride Regional Airport, CO (TEX/KTEX)
Destination airport:Moab, UT
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
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 pilot’s selection of an unsuitable taxiway, which resulted in the wings striking hidden fence posts.  

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: GAA18CA057
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report



FAA register:



Photo: FAA

Revision history:

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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