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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205735
Last updated: 20 May 2018
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Date:05-FEB-2018
Time:15:45
Type:Just JA30 SuperSTOL
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N726AD
C/n / msn: JA398-07-14
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Kerrville/Kerr County/Louis Schreiner Field (KERV), Kerrville, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Brownwood, TX (BWD)
Destination airport:Kerrville, TX (ERV)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that, during landing in crosswind conditions, a wind gust “initiated” a ground loop, and the airplane exited the runway to the left.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and empennage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about 10 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 200° at 13 knots, gusting to 17 knots. The airplane landed on runway 12.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll in gusting crosswind conditions.


Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20180206X22611&key=1
FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N726AD

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report


Images:


Photo: NTSB

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Feb-2018 16:05 Geno Added
06-Feb-2018 18:33 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
01-May-2018 13:44 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-May-2018 14:02 harro Updated [Source, Narrative, Photo, ]

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