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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233713
Last updated: 18 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cub Crafters CC11-160 Carbon Cub SS
Owner/operator:Diamond M Aero Llc
Registration: N78BK
C/n / msn: CC11-00222
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Colorado River, Knowles Canyon, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Moab, UT (UT97)
Destination airport:Mack, CO
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, he was conducting an off-airport landing to a river sandbar when he noticed wires in his approach path. He pushed forward on the stick to lower the nose and avoid the wires; however, the airplane touched down in the river just short of the sand bar and nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing strut. The pilot reported that the accident could have been avoided if he had reconnoitered the area for obstacles before beginning the approach. The pilot added that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to reconnoiter the approach area in preparation for an off-airport landing on a sandbar, which necessitated an evasive maneuver to avoid wires and resulted in an unintentional landing in the river short of the sandbar and a subsequent nose-over.


FAA register: (photo)

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

Revision history:

07-Mar-2020 20:27 Geno Added
07-Mar-2020 20:42 Geno Updated [Source]
07-Mar-2020 22:09 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-Mar-2020 00:27 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Damage, Narrative]
07-Apr-2020 19:11 Captain Adam Updated [Damage, Narrative]
03-Jul-2020 12:37 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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