Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Vans RV-8, EXA LLC, N880KM: Accident occurred November 22, 2016 in Roopville, Carroll County, Georgia

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FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Atlanta FSDO-11

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA085
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 22, 2016 in Roopville, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/06/2017
Aircraft: HUNDLEY MICHAEL J VANS RV8, registration: N880KM
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 3-point landing, the airplane drifted to the left and he applied right correction. He further reported that he “obviously over corrected” because the airplane went to the right and he was unable to correct with left rudder and brake. The airplane exited the runway and impacted trees. 

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The pilot reported as a safety recommendation that he should have conducted a wheel landing to provide more directional control during the landing roll.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

The pilot’s overcorrection with the right rudder during the landing roll, which resulted in a loss of directional control and a runway excursion.

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