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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174916
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cub Crafters PA-18-180
Owner/operator:Roberts Marine
Registration: N550BS
C/n / msn: CC18-0015
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Crazy Bob's Airport (2OI4), Westfield Center, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Lorain/elyria, OH (LPR)
Destination airport:Westfield Township, OH (2OI4)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, he departed on a cross-country flight to his home airport. He planned to arrive about sunset and land to the west. The pilotís last recollection of the events leading up to the accident was initiating a right turn from the base to final leg in the traffic pattern. The airplane wreckage was found inverted on the runway, adjacent to a tree line near the approach end. A semicircular, concave indentation on the leading edge of the right wing exhibited wood and paint transfer†marks consistent with†marks found on a severed treetop and†branches at the initial point of impact. It is likely that the pilot misjudged the airplaneís height above the trees when he turned onto final and was flying toward the setting sun.†

Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to maintain clearance from trees during a base-to-final turn while landing toward the sun.


FAA register:


In transit in Lexington Ky prior to this accident.

Revision history:

29-Mar-2015 03:00 Geno Added
29-Mar-2015 21:21 Geno Updated [Source]
01-Apr-2015 16:51 pete Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Narrative]
16-Apr-2015 23:11 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
31-May-2015 07:24 Anon. Updated [Photo, ]
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 12:46 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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