ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230566
Last updated: 12 November 2019
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Silhouette image of generic DV20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Diamond DA20
Owner/operator:Amval Llc
Registration: N309EF
C/n / msn: C0262
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Van Nuys, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Van Nuys, CA (VNY)
Destination airport:Van Nuys, CA (VNY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot reported that, during landing, shortly after touchdown, a "crosswind…lifted the left wing," and the airplane “fishtailed.” He said he and the instructor corrected by applying right aileron, but the airplane ground looped, and the right main landing gear collapsed.  
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the lower right section of the fuselage. 
The student reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The airport’s automated weather observation station reported that, about 30 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 130° at 8 knots and that, about 15 minutes after the accident, the wind was from 100º at 9 knots. The pilot landed the airplane on runway 16R.

Probable Cause: The student pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing in a left quartering headwind, which resulted in a ground loop.  



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

12-Nov-2019 17:49 ASN Update Bot Added

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description