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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175466
Last updated: 17 May 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CRER model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rans S-7 Courier
Owner/operator:Spaulding Errol
Registration: N4272M
C/n / msn: 0693110
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Roadway SE of Pinedale, WY -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Rigby, ID (U56)
Destination airport:Rock Springs, WY (RKS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, he made a precautionary landing on a road to investigate a possible airplane malfunction. During the landing, he noted that the wind was out of the north and about 25 to 35 mph. After troubleshooting, the pilot attempted to take off from the road to the east. According to the airplane manufacturer, the airplane’s maximum demonstrated crosswind is 20 knots at 90 degrees. During the takeoff roll, the pilot lost directional control of the airplane, and the airplane departed the road. Subsequently the right main landing gear collapsed, and the right wing impacted the ground. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s decision to take off in a crosswind that exceeded the airplane’s maximum demonstrated crosswind capability and his subsequent inability to maintain directional control.  


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Revision history:

17-Apr-2015 00:03 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 12:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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