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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233143
Last updated: 25 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic L60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Orlican L-60SF Brigadýr
Owner/operator:Deutsch American Trading Llc
Registration: N71GC
MSN: 150827
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK/KFDK), Frederick, MD -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Frederick, MD (FDK)
Destination airport:Frederick, MD (FDK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that he was practicing landings as part of a check-out flight. During the final approach, the airplane ballooned slightly, which the pilot attributed to a wind gust. He flared the balloon and then touched down, and the airplane began to veer left. He attempted to correct with full right rudder, right brake, and left aileron. As the airplane came to a stop on the runway, the right main landing gear buckled, and the right wing struck the runway. The airport's automated weather observation station reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was calm; however, the pilot reported that, after he egressed from the airplane, he saw that the windsock indicated a crosswind. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control during the approach, which resulted in the airplane ballooning and then veering left upon landing and the right wing impacting the runway.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

21-Feb-2020 22:14 Geno Added
21-Feb-2020 23:47 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
22-Feb-2020 12:43 harro Updated [Time]
01-Sep-2020 16:56 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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