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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58539
Last updated: 25 November 2019
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Date:16-JAN-2009
Time:14:00
Type:Wittman Tailwind
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N90086
C/n / msn: 001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Yucca Valley, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Hanford, CA (HJO)
Destination airport:Yucca Valley, CA (L22)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that during the landing roll on the asphalt runway, the left rudder pedal separated and he was unable to maintain directional control. Subsequently, the airplane ground-looped and exited the right side of the runway. The fuselage and left wing were structurally damaged. The left rudder pedal was separated at its weld point. No further anomalies were noted with the flight control systems.
Probable Cause: A loss of directional control due to a weld joint failure of the left rudder pedal.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20090120X25754&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jan-2009 10:35 harro Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 11:39 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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