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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204503
Last updated: 30 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ultralight America Spitfire II
Registration: N2918A
C/n / msn: 19661978
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Camarillo, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Camarillo, CA (CMA)
Destination airport:Camarillo, CA (CMA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, during a familiarization flight, he took off and “noticed a strong left turning tendency.” He added that he “kept the power at a higher, time restricted setting,” which resulted in the coolant temperature rising above the 180°F maximum operating temperature.
Although there were no indications of performance degradation, he “became concerned” that the airplane could lose engine power due to overheating and decided to make a precautionary landing. During the landing, the airplane bounced, and he decided to go around. Subsequently, the airplane struck a hangar roof about 75 ft left of the runway centerline and then came to rest on the opposite side of the hangar.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to track the runway centerline during an attempted go-around, which resulted in impact with a hangar.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report

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15-Jan-2018 20:39 ASN Update Bot Added

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