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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 170738
Last updated: 18 December 2018
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Date:29-OCT-2014
Time:16:20
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
Category:Accident
Location:New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport (KEVB), New Smyrna Beach, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:FLTS
Departure airport:New Smyrna Beach, FL (EVB)
Destination airport:New Smyrna Beach, FL (EVB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
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.


Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20141031X55441&key=1
FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=284CF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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