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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 229639
Last updated: 2 October 2019
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Date:05-JAN-2019
Time:13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic L8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Luscombe 8
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N71155
C/n / msn: 2582
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Casa Grande, AZ -
Phase:
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Casa Grande, AZ (CGZ)
Destination airport:Casa Grande, AZ (CGZ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during landing, as soon as the main landing gear touched down, the airplane yawed left. He tried to correct with right rudder and applied full power for a go-around. During the go-around, the airplane seemed to continue to yaw left, and he attempted to correct with full right rudder, but the airplane continued to drift left, aerodynamically stalled, and subsequently collided with the ground.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings, fuselage, and empennage.
The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.



Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain yaw control and his exceedance of the airplane’s critical angle of attack during an aborted landing, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20190107X22748&key=1

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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