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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 170738
Last updated: 31 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss P-40B Tomahawk IIA
Owner/operator:Collings Foundation
Registration: N284CF
C/n / msn: 16073
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport (KEVB), New Smyrna Beach, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:New Smyrna Beach, FL (EVB)
Destination airport:New Smyrna Beach, FL (EVB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, except for the 1.2 hours of flight time that he had accumulated during two test flights in the accident airplane, which had occurred within the previous 30 days, he had not flown an airplane of the same make and model in about 4 years. The accident flight was the second flight in the airplane since it had been reassembled. The pilot attempted to land the airplane with a 13-knot crosswind. During the landing, the tailwheel “shimmied” when it contacted the runway, and the airplane immediately began to veer right. The pilot attempted to arrest the turn with left rudder and left brake inputs, but the airplane ground looped and subsequently departed the right side of the runway, which resulted in substantial damage to the left wing and lower fuselage. Postaccident examination of the rudder and braking systems revealed no mechanical anomalies or malfunctions that would have caused the loss of directional control.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control while landing with a crosswind, which resulted in a ground loop and a subsequent runway excursion.


FAA register:

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

7 Jan 1942 41-13297 19th PSqn /18th PGp USAAF 0 Wheeler AAF (PHHI), Wahiawa, Hawaii. sub
24 Jan 1942 41-13297 19th PSqn /18th PGp USAAF 1 Koolau Range Oahu, Hawaai w/o


Photo of N284CF courtesy

New Smyrna Beach - Municipal (EVB)
3 February 2017; (c) Ralph M. Pettersen

Revision history:

30-Oct-2014 00:14 Geno Added
30-Oct-2014 00:19 Geno Updated [Time, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
30-Nov-2017 19:29 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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