Saturday, February 04, 2017

Diamond DA-40 Diamond Star, RTB Trading Co. LLC, N808ET: Accident occurred May 27, 2016 in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida

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NTSB Identification: GAA16CA528
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, May 27, 2016 in Jacksonville, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/06/2017
Aircraft: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND INC DA 40, registration: N808ET
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 reported that during the landing roll in crosswind conditions, the airplane drifted off the runway to the right and the left wing impacted a runway sign.
A postaccident examination revealed substantial damage to the left wing. 

The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

An automated weather observing station 5 nautical miles from the accident airport, about the time of the accident, recorded the wind at 090 degrees true at 11 knots. The pilot reported he landed on runway 7. 

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 in crosswind conditions.

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