Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Cessna 195, N3869V: Accident occurred March 02, 2016 in Clinton, Van Buren County, Arkansas


NTSB Identification: GAA16CA144
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 02, 2016 in Clinton, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/03/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA 195, registration: N3869V
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 in gusty wind conditions, the airplane veered off the runway to the left, despite him "standing" on the right brake with full right rudder applied. The pilot further reported that he did not apply enough back pressure to enable the tailwheel steering to lock. The airplane ground looped, and slid into a fence. 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 failure to maintain direction control during the landing roll, which resulted in runway excursion, and collision with a fence.

1 comment:

  1. I owned N3869V for 11 years and completely restored her. She brought back from the dead and she was beautiful. While I am happy no one was hurt we are all custodians of these birds and now due to some careless, aggressive, or otherwise flying she is a wreck. So sad!!!