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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175594
Last updated: 17 May 2019
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Type:Airbike RX40
Registration: N61453
C/n / msn: 0001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Selby Farm Airport (35KS), Derby, Kansas -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Derby, KS (35KS)
Destination airport:Derby, KS (35KS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot had conducted a local pleasure flight and returned to a private grass airfield. He reported the wind was from the southeast and gusting 8-10 mph. He selected runway 17 for the landing and held the left wing down, to compensate for the crosswind. He reported that the gusty wind allowed the airplane to bounce in the air and then descend. The left landing gear impacted the grass runway and the wheel separated from the airplane. The airplane then traveled about 15 feet down the runway, before the left landing gear dug into the ground. The airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted. Examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the fuselage and wings.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate compensation for wind conditions during the landing, which resulted in a hard landing and separation of the left main landing gear.



Revision history:

22-Apr-2015 00:43 Geno Added
22-Apr-2015 01:24 Geno Updated [Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 12:45 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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