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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 216146
Last updated: 10 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 188B
Owner/operator:Ballard Aviation
Registration: N685JM
MSN: 18801992
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Rolla Downtown Airport (K07), Rolla, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Rolla, MO (K07)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during takeoff, the airplane veered left, exited the runway, and impacted trees. 
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
According to a Federal Aviation Administration inspector, the pilot did not have a current biannual flight review nor a current medical certificate, and the airplane was not airworthy. 
The pilot stated that, during takeoff, the wind was gusting. The automated weather observation station located about 12 nautical miles from the airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 140° at 7 knots. The airplane departed from runway 27. 

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during takeoff in a left quartering tailwind. 



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report


Photo: FAA

Revision history:

09-Oct-2018 01:32 Geno Added
09-Oct-2018 09:35 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Nature, Embed code, Narrative]
09-Oct-2018 18:14 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Embed code]
15-Jun-2019 16:18 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]
15-Jun-2019 16:40 harro Updated [Phase, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Photo]

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