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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17742
Last updated: 16 August 2019
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Type:Silhouette image of generic RV7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-7A
Registration: N269SD
C/n / msn: 72505
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hollister, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Hollister, CA (KCVH)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that during takeoff initial climb, a large bird impacted the leading edge of the left wing slightly outboard of the fuel tank. The airplane immediately yawed and banked to left. The pilot attempted to straighten the airplane and land, however, despite his control inputs, the airplane continued to roll to the left. Subsequently, the left wing struck the ground and the airplane cart wheeled. Examination of the airplane revealed structural damage to the outboard sections of both wings and empennage. No mechanical anomalies were reported with the engine or airframe. A large deceased goose was found in the debris field following the accident.
Probable Cause: The in-flight collision with a bird.



Revision history:

10-May-2008 08:30 Fusko Added
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
04-Sep-2017 13:09 junior sjc Updated [Nature, Narrative]
03-Dec-2017 10:51 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]