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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223421
Last updated: 21 November 2019
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Date:11-AUG-2018
Time:13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic COUR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Helio H-295 Super Courier
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N77TR
C/n / msn: 2514
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Great Falls, MT -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Great Falls, MT (GTF)
Destination airport:Chewelah, WA (1S9)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during takeoff, the right wing lifted “unexpectedly.” He attempted to recover, but the left main landing gear sideloaded and collapsed. The left wing impacted the runway, and the airplane rotated to the left 180° and came to rest on the runway.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about 7 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 320° at 14 knots. The airplane was departing from runway 21.



Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain lateral control of the airplane during takeoff in a quartering tailwind.


Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20180811X73739&key=1

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


Revision history:

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