Wednesday, March 30, 2016

American Legend AL3C-100, N127LC, Cimarron Flying Service Inc: Accident occurred March 25, 2016 in Monticello, Jasper County, Georgia


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Atlanta FSDO-11

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA169
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, March 24, 2016 in Monticello, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/01/2016
Aircraft: AMERICAN LEGEND AIRCRAFT CO AL3, registration: N127LC
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during the landing roll with a quartering tailwind, he lost directional control, departed the runway, and impacted a tree. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage. 

According to the pilot there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

The pilot's decision to land with a quartering tail wind, and failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll, which resulted in runway excursion, and collision with a tree.

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