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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206484
Last updated: 19 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna A188B
Registration: N4207J
C/n / msn: 18803724
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kankakee, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Salem, WI (4WN9)
Destination airport:Veddersburg, IN (IN55)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot in the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that he made a three-point landing on runway 4, but the airspeed was high, and the airplane bounced. The airplane then descended and landed on the main landing gear. As the airspeed decreased and the tailwheel settled to the runway, the pilot felt that he did not have rudder authority, and he mistakenly attempted to apply the heel brakes. The accident airplane was equipped with toe brakes. The pilotís other airplane had heel brakes, and he recalled that the heel brake application was instinctive. The pilot reported that there was a crosswind, that the airplane began pulling to the right, and that he eventually applied the toe brakes, but the airplane ground looped to the right.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the horizontal stabilizer.
The METAR reported that the wind was from 130į at 7 knots and that the sky was clear with 10 statute miles of visibility.
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 improper landing flare, which resulted in a bounced landing, and his subsequent incorrect brake application, which led to the loss of directional control.



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

Revision history:

22-Feb-2018 19:39 ASN Update Bot Added

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