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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225822
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150F
Registration: N8685S
MSN: 15061985
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Renton Municipal Airport (KRNT/RNT), Renton, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Seattle, WA (BFI)
Destination airport:Seattle, WA (BFI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The flight instructor in the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, after landing, the airplane veered left. In an attempt to correct back to centerline, the pilot receiving instruction applied full right rudder. The instructor immediately applied full left rudder and brake to prevent a groundloop, but the airplane ground looped to the right, the left main landing gear collapsed, and the left wing impacted the ground.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.
The instructor reported that a Federal Aviation Administration inspector examined the airplane's systems and found no anomalies.
The airport’s automated weather observation station reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was variable at 3 knots. The pilot landed the airplane on runway 34.

Probable Cause: The pilot receiving instruction's failure to maintain directional control and his overapplication of right rudder and the flight instructor's delayed remedial action during the landing, which resulted in a ground-loop.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

04-Jun-2019 23:13 Captain Adam Added
04-Jun-2019 23:47 Geno Updated [Location, Source]
05-Jun-2019 16:51 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
13-Nov-2019 08:21 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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