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NTSB Identification: GAA16CA529
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, September 02, 2016 in Delaware, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/06/2017
Aircraft: EVEKTOR-AEROTECHNIK AS SPORTSTAR, registration: N904LA
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 student pilot reported that during his first supervised solo landing that was conducted in light and variable crosswind conditions, he initiated a go around because, the wind had pushed him off course, and he was no longer in a good position to land. He further reported that during his second approach “everything looked good”, but that immediately after the wheels touched down, the airplane veered to the left. He tried to compensate but “very quickly lost control”. Subsequently, the airplane exited the runway to the left, the nose gear collapsed, and the right wing struck the ground.
A post-accident examination revealed substantial damage to the right wing rear spar.
The student pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.
A review of local weather at the time of the accident showed the wind 070 degrees true at 6 nautical miles per hour, and not gusting. The student pilot landed on runway 28.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The student pilot’s inadequate compensation for the quartering tailwind on landing, which resulted in a loss of directional control.