Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Cessna 140A, N7838B: Accident occurred March 28, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida

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

N7838BRAVO LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N7838B


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA209
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in St. Petersburg, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N7838B
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 was receiving instruction in the tailwheel-equipped airplane. He reported that, during the landing roll, the airplane turned left and that he “over corrected with too much right rudder.” He added that the airplane ground looped, exited the runway to the right, and came to rest in a nose-down attitude. 

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall.

The flight instructor reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot receiving instruction’s overcorrection with rudder during the landing roll, which resulted in a ground loop and runway excursion. Contributing to the accident was the flight instructor’s delayed remedial action.

The pilot receiving instruction in a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during the landing roll the airplane turned left and he "over corrected with too much right rudder". He added that the airplane ground looped, exited the runway to the right, and came to rest in a nose down attitude. 

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall.

The flight instructor reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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