Monday, April 24, 2017

Stoddard-Hamilton GlaStar, N661RP: Accident occurred April 21, 2017 at Pangborn Memorial Airport (KEAT), Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane, Washington

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket  - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA240
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, April 21, 2017 in Wenatchee, WA
Aircraft: PARLETTE ROBERT L GLASTAR, registration: N661RP
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 tundra tire–equipped, tailwheel airplane reported that, the airplane landed hard and "bounced pretty good". He applied power to go-around, but during the crosswind turn, a downdraft pushed the airplane to the ground, and subsequently the airplane impacted trees.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, empennage, and both wings. 

After multiple requests, the pilot did not return the National Transportation Safety Board Form 6120.1 Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/Incident Report as requested.

A review of recorded data from the automated weather observation station, located on the airport, reported that about 15 minutes before the accident the wind was from 170° at 7 knots, gusting 16 knots. It's unknown which direction the airplane was landing.

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