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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236872
Last updated: 24 September 2021
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Time:12:10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170B
Registration: N2681D
MSN: 20833
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Aitkin Municipal Airport-Steve Kurtz Field (KAIT), MN -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport, MN (BRD/KBRD)
Destination airport:Aitkin Municipal Steve Kurtz Field (KAIT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The flight instructor stated that he and the student pilot made a straight-in landing approach to the turf runway with a 6 to 7 knot right crosswind. The student intended to make a full-stall landing with the wing flaps extended 20. Upon touchdown there was a wind gust, which caused the airplane to bounce and drift left over the runway. The flight instructor told the student pilot to add engine power to abort the landing. The student pilot increased engine power, but the airplane continued drifting left over the runway. The airplane bounced a second time, at which time the flight instructor took control of the airplane. The flight instructor stated that the airplane was "skimming the grass" and was "behind the power curve" as he attempted to regain control of the airplane and establish a climb. The airplane impacted the airport perimeter fence about 70 yards left of the runway edge. An engine mount support tube and both wings were substantially damaged during the accident. The flight instructor reported that there were no mechanical anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The flight instructor's delayed remedial action, which resulted in a hard landing and loss of directional control while landing with a crosswind.



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

Revision history:

10-Jun-2020 01:16 Geno Added
10-Jun-2020 12:11 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
26-Mar-2021 10:06 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Category, Accident report]
26-Mar-2021 10:08 harro Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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