Loss of control Accident ICP Savannah N951RA, 05 Aug 2018
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 229555
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ICP Savannah
Registration: N951RA
MSN: 05-01-51-365
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
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
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.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control after encountering a downdraft on approach to the runway.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year 1 month
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

01-Oct-2019 18:12 ASN Update Bot Added

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