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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240782
Last updated: 1 September 2020
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Type:Piper PA 28-180
Registration: N15756
C/n / msn: 28-7305135
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Tucson, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Tucson, AZ (RYN)
Destination airport:Tucson, AZ (RYN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The solo student pilot reported that, after touchdown, she applied too much right rudder and then overcorrected by applying too much left rudder. The airplane then veered left and exited the runway. The right wing struck a windsock pole, crossed a ditch, and ground looped before coming to a stop upright. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing, engine mount, and the left forward side of the fuselage. The flight instructor reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. 

Probable Cause: The student pilot's loss of directional control during landing, which resulted in a runway excursion, collision with a pole, and a subsequent ground loop.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

01-Sep-2020 16:55 ASN Update Bot Added

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