ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 229555
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Narrative:The private pilot was on a personal cross-country flight and had maneuvered the airplane onto the base leg of the traffic pattern for his destination airport. He stated that the airplane likely encountered a downdraft and experienced a loss of lift. Despite his attempts to arrest the descent by adding full throttle, the airplane impacted terrain short of the runway. The pilot thought that the accident may have been prevented if he had configured the airplane to land in a steeper and higher approach, combined with more airspeed. He reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Fairfield, UT -
United States of America
|Departure airport:||Spanish Fork, UT (SPK)|
|Destination airport:||Fairfield, UT (UT99)|
|Investigating agency: ||NTSB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control after encountering a downdraft on approach to the runway.
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|Investigating agency: ||NTSB |
|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Duration: ||1 year 1 month|
|Download report: || Final report|
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