Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Diamond HK-36TC, Eastern Cincinnati Aviation Inc., N526TC: Accident occurred July 20, 2016 in Blanchester, Ohio

National Transportation Safety Board - Aviation Accident Factual Report: http://app.ntsb.gov/pdf 

EASTERN CINCINNATI AVIATION INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N526TC

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf 

Docket And Docket Items -    National Transportation Safety Board:   https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA391
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in Blanchester, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/05/2016
Aircraft: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND GMBH HK 36, registration: N526TC
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 a powered glider reported that during the landing roll on a narrow grass airstrip, the glider veered to the left of centerline. He attempted to correct for the veer with right rudder input, but was unsuccessful. The left main landing gear traveled over a slope in the runway [crown for drainage purposes] and the left wing impacted corn stalks. The glider spun to the left and slid down the drainage area into the corn field. 

The glider sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the powered glider 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 of the powered glider during the landing roll.

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