Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Backcountry Super Cub, N484WT: Accident occurred May 21, 2017 in Talkeetna Alaska

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA299
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Talkeetna, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/03/2017
Aircraft: THOMAS E HUDZINSKI BACKCOUNTRY SUPER CR, registration: N484WT
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, while participating in a slow flight competition, he was over the target area for the radar speed check about 30 ft above the ground, at 17 mph ground speed, when the left wing stalled. He added that he did not have sufficient altitude to recover. Subsequently, the airplane impacted the ground.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings.

The pilot 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’s failure to maintain a proper airspeed and his exceedance of the airplane’s critical angle of attack, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N484WT

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA299
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Talkeetna, AK
Aircraft: THOMAS E HUDZINSKI BACKCOUNTRY SUPER CR, registration: N484WT
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, while participating in a slow flight competition, he was over the target area for the radar speed check about 30ft. above the ground, at 17 mph ground speed, when the left wing stalled. He added, that he did not have sufficient altitude to recover. Subsequently, the airplane impacted the ground.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings.


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

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