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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205859
Last updated: 12 September 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic T18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Thorp T-18
Registration: N600HH
C/n / msn: 600
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Wolf Creek Road, Lincoln County, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:ST LOUIS, MO (1H0)
Destination airport:ST LOUIS, MO (1H0)
Investigating agency: NTSB
During a personal flight, the private pilot reported that he made one pass over the runway, which was oriented east to west, and noted a crosswind from the southwest. During final approach, the pilot extended the flaps "one notch" to add "a little speed" to compensate for the crosswind. The pilot then looked down at the instrument panel to check the rate of descent; when he looked back outside, he saw a small tree limb near the airplane's right wing tip. The pilot made a left control input, but the right wing tip impacted the tree, and the airplane turned slightly to the right. The airplane impacted several other trees and then nosed down into the ground. The pilot reported no airplane mechanical malfunctions or failures.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate clearance from trees while landing in crosswind conditions.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Download report: Final report


Photo: NTSB

Revision history:

08-Feb-2018 20:53 Captain Adam Added
09-Feb-2018 12:54 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
09-Feb-2018 12:54 harro Updated [Operator]
09-Feb-2018 14:05 Anon. Updated [Location]
10-Feb-2019 10:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]
10-Feb-2019 11:17 harro Updated [Source, Narrative, Photo]

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