Monday, August 15, 2016

Consolidated Vultee BT-13A, N53331: Accident occurred August 12, 2016 in Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon

National Transportation Safety Board - Aviation Accident Final Report:

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National Transportation Safety Board  -  Aviation Accident Data Summary:

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Boise FSDO-11

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA429
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 13, 2016 in Joseph, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/12/2016
Aircraft: CONSOLIDATED VULTEE BT13, registration: N53331
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 during the landing roll he lost directional control, which resulted in a ground loop to the left, a runway excursion, both main landing gear collapse, and substantial damage to the airplane's left aileron and elevator.

The pilot reported that there were no pre impact 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 directional control during the landing roll, which resulted in a runway excursion and damage to the left aileron and elevator.

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