FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA San Diego FSDO-09
NTSB Identification: GAA16CA425
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 09, 2016 in San Diego, CA
Aircraft: AMERICAN LEGEND AIRCRAFT CO AL3, registration: N35451
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 a tailwheel equipped airplane reported that during landing after the left main landing gear touched down, a gust of wind caused the airplane to veer to the left. The pilot further reported that he applied right rudder and full power to abort the landing, but the right main landing gear impacted an airport taxiway marker. The airplane spun to the right and nosed over, which resulted in substantial damage to the forward left lift strut.
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 on the airport, revealed that about 12 minutes before the accident the wind was 240 degrees true at 9 knots. A further review of the recorded data revealed that about 6 minutes after the accident the wind was 240 degrees true at 7 knots. The airplane landed on runway 28L.
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A private pilot escaped injury when a light plane flipped over on a runway at Montgomery Field Tuesday evening.
The accident at the Serra Mesa-area general-aviation airport occurred shortly after 6 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
The pilot was able to get out of the upside-down aircraft on his own and told emergency crews he needed no medical treatment, SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said.
It was not immediately clear if the man was trying to take off or was landing when the crash occurred.
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