Wednesday, April 6, 2016

North American AT-6D, N107FG: Accident occurred April 02, 2016 at Sundance Airport (KHSD), Yukon, Canadian County, Oklahoma

Total Leasing LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N107FG 

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Oklahoma City FSDO-15

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA176
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, April 02, 2016 in Yukon, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/01/2016
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN AT6, registration: N107FG
Injuries: 2 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 as the tail came down during the landing roll in gusty wind conditions, a wind gust lifted the airplane about 10 feet into the air, with the left wing high. The pilot further reported that the airplane drifted off the runway to the right and impacted the ground right wing first. 

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, both wings, and the empennage.

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

A review of recorded data from the automated weather observation station located about 5 miles to the southeast, revealed that, about 7 minutes before the accident occurred, conditions were wind 300 degrees true at 13 knots, wind gust 18 knots.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll in gusty wind conditions, which resulted in runway excursion and impact with terrain.

2 comments:

Steve Calder said...

"....nose gear collapsed,..."? I've seen this plane at AirVenture parked alongside all the other AT-6s'that gather every year and they are all taildraggers! Glad to know there are no injuries.

S Mark said...

How did the nose gear collapse? It doesn't have one.