Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Cub Crafters CC-19-180, N533AL, Cub Crafters Inc: Accident occurred May 30, 2017 at Logan-Cache Airport (KLGU), Cache County, Utah

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board:

Cub Crafters Inc:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA314
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in Logan, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/20/2017
Aircraft: CUB CRAFTERS INC CC19, registration: N533AL
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 airplane reported that, during the landing roll, the airplane decelerated and began drifting to the right. He added that he applied left rudder, but the airplane continued to the right, so he added more left rudder. The airplane ground looped to the left, the right main landing gear collapsed, and the right wing impacted the ground.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right aileron and empennage.

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

The pilot reported that the initial lack of rudder response was due to the placement of his feet on the rudder pedals. His feet were too high on the pedal, “causing the toe brakes to inadvertently be engaged during landing.”

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 due to the high placement of his feet on the rudder pedals, which led to the inadvertent application of the brakes. 

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