Monday, January 30, 2017

Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer, N16GL: Accident occurred January 28, 2017 at Fremont County Airport (1V6), Canon City, Colorado

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA125 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, January 28, 2017 in Canon City, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/04/2017
Aircraft: GREAT LAKES 2T1A, registration: N16GL
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 biplane reported that she extended the downwind leg due to other aircraft in the traffic pattern and that, while on the extended final, she put the biplane in a “slip.” During the slip, the windsock was out of view. She further reported that, during the landing flare, she noticed that the “ground-speed” was higher than normal and that “about 800 ft” after touchdown, the biplane “violently swerved to the right.” She attempted to recover with rudder inputs; however, the biplane veered off the runway and came to rest inverted.

The biplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident 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. Contributing to the accident was the pilot’s unstabilized approach.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N16GL

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA125
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, January 28, 2017 in Canon City, CO
Aircraft: GREAT LAKES 2T1A, registration: N16GL
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 biplane reported that she extended her downwind due to other aircraft in the traffic pattern, and that while on the extended final she put the biplane in a "slip". During the slip, she reported that the windsock was out of view. She further reported that during the landing flare she noticed her "ground-speed" was higher than normal, and that "about 800 ft." after touchdown, the biplane "violently swerved to the right". She attempted to recover with rudder inputs, however the biplane veered off the runway and came to rest inverted.

The biplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage.

The pilot reported there were no pre-accident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

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