Friday, June 02, 2017

Vans RV-8A, N102CM: Accident occurred June 02, 2017 at Windwood Fly-in Resort (WV62), Davis, Tucker County, West Virginia

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charleston, West Virginia

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA316
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 02, 2017 in Canaan Valley, WV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/22/2017
Aircraft: MALINOWSKI WALTER S RV8, registration: N102CM
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 reported that, during the landing, as the main gear touched down, a wind gust “carried” the airplane off the right side of the runway. He added that, when the nose gear touched down, it sunk into the soft ground, and the airplane “flipped over on its back.” 

The airplane sustained substantial damage to its canopy 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 weather at the accident site about the time of the accident was wind from 330° at 12 knots, gusting to about 20 knots. The pilot landed on runway 06.

An automated weather observation system about 14 nautical miles from the accident site reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 310° at 8 knots, gusting to 16 knots.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control while landing in gusting wind conditions.

TUCKER COUNTY, W. Va. (WDTV) -- According to Tucker County 911 officials, a small, home-built airplane crashed during take-off at Windwood Fly-In Resort, Friday afternoon.

Dispatchers say it happened around 2:30 p.m.

Two people were in the aircraft, but it's not believed there were serious injuries. 

EMS was called to the scene but no one has been taken to the hospital.

The plane did not hit any other aircraft or buildings.

Canaan Valley Fire and EMS are on scene, as well as Tucker County EMS. 

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