Sunday, September 11, 2016

Luscombe 8E Silvaire, N1263K: Accident occurred September 10, 2016 at Dodge County Airport (KUNU), Juneau, Wisconsin

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Milwaukee FSDO-13

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA476
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 10, 2016 in Juneau, WI
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8, registration: N1263K
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 the landing roll in gusty crosswind conditions, the airplane abruptly veered to the left because his right foot had rolled off the right rudder pedal. He further reported that he was able to regain rudder authority, but the airplane was approaching the left edge of the runway and he did not want to "apply hard right rudder" for fear of blowing a tire. Subsequently, the airplane departed the runway surface into soft grass. During the runway excursion, the right main landing gear dug into the grass, folded under the fuselage, and the airplane ground looped.

The left wing sustained substantial damage. 

The pilot reported after the accident he found the right rudder foot pad cover had rolled off the rudder pedal and was lying on the cockpit floor.

An automated weather observing system at the airport, near the time of the accident, reported the wind at 280 degrees true at 7 knots, gusting to 16 knots. The landing was on runway 26.

DODGE COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) – The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating how a single-engine plane veered off the runway at the Dodge County Airport.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office responded at 4:52 p.m. Saturday. The pilot, who only landed in Dodge County to get fuel, veered the plane off the runway. It came to a rest in a grassy area next to the runway and taxiway.

The pilot was not hurt. He was traveling from Alabama to Manitowoc when he made the landing. He told authorities he bought the plane just a day earlier from a previous owner.

The airport did not close when the incident happened.


DODGE COUNTY — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating after a two-seat aircraft veered off the runway while attempting to land and came to a rest in a grassy area at the Dodge County Airport.

The incident occurred shortly after 4:45 p.m. Saturday, September 10th.

The pilot, who was the only person in the aircraft, was evaluated by medical personnel at the scene and was not treated or transported. He reported he bought the aircraft one day before the incident from a previous owner.

The airport remains open at this time.

No other details have been released.

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