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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225990
Last updated: 10 June 2019
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Date:13-MAY-2017
Time:17:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic PZ04 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
PZL-104 Wilga 80
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N9726N
C/n / msn: CF139510
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Talkeetna, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Willow Airport, AK (WOW/PAUO)
Destination airport:Talkeetna Airport, AK (TKA/PATK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot of a tailwheel-equipped airplane stated that, during the landing roll, the airplane veered slightly left of the runway centerline. To correct for the veer, the pilot applied right rudder, and the airplane subsequently veered right. The pilot was unable to regain directional control, and the airplane continued off the right side of the runway onto soft gravel, which resulted in a rapid right ground loop. The left landing gear leg fractured, and the left wing and elevator impacted the runway surface, which substantially damaged the left aileron and fuselage.
The pilot stated that he had no experience flying this model of airplane on wheels. According to the airplane owner, the airplane’s rudder and brake system was unique and could be difficult to operate. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll. Contributing to the accident were the pilot's lack of training and experience in the accident make and model airplane.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20170514X10933&key=1

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jun-2019 06:45 ASN Update Bot Added
10-Jun-2019 15:47 harro Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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