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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 222858
Last updated: 5 July 2020
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Date:11-MAR-2019
Time:13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic O1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna L-19E Bird Dog
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N4431C
C/n / msn: 24549
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Lloyd Stearman Field Airport (1K1), Benton, KS -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Benton, KS (1K1)
Destination airport:Benton, KS (1K1)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot receiving instruction toward a commercial certificate in the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, while practicing a power-off 180° approach, upon landing, the airplane veered sharply right. The pilot attempted to correct with opposite rudder; however, the airplane exited the right side of the runway, impacted a tree, and then came to rest after impacting a house.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left and right wings.
The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
About the time of the accident, an automated weather reporting station located 5 miles west of the accident site reported that the wind was from 080° at 4 knots. The pilot landed the airplane on runway 17.

Probable Cause: The pilot's receiving instruction’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll, which resulted in impact with trees and a house.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20190311X60909&key=1
https://www.google.com/maps?oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari&um=1&ie=UTF-8&fb=1&gl=us&entry=s&sa=X&ll=37.7807198,-97.1130748&z=13&ftid=0x0:0xa8a33b509333822f&q=Lloyd+Stearman+Field+Airport+(1K1),+Benton,+Kansas&gmm=CgIgAQ%3D%3D&ved=2ahUKEwiItPSj-_rgAhVDLn0KHQ9UBB4Q_BIwB3oECAwQFw

FAA register: https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=4431C

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


Images:


Photo: FAA

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Mar-2019 20:57 Geno Added
11-Mar-2019 21:10 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Mar-2019 21:50 RobertMB Updated [Source]
11-Mar-2019 22:14 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
11-Mar-2019 22:15 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
11-Mar-2019 22:16 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
12-Mar-2019 16:15 A.J.Scholten Updated [Source]
12-Nov-2019 17:52 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Accident report, ]
12-Nov-2019 18:56 harro Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative, Photo]

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