Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Champion 7KCAB, N5195X, Rock Creek I LLC: Accident occurred July 08, 2017 at Cottonwood Municipal Airport (S84), Idaho County, Idaho

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA396
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 08, 2017 in Cottonwood, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/22/2017
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7KCAB, registration: N5195X
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 drifted to the right and that he applied left rudder to correct. The airplane exited the runway to the right and ground looped to the right. The left wing and left elevator impacted the ground and sustained substantial damage.

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 directional control during the landing roll.

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

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

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

Rock Creek I LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N5195X

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA396
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 08, 2017 in Cottonwood, ID
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7KCAB, registration: N5195X
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 drifted to the right and he applied left rudder to correct. The airplane exited the runway to the right and ground looped to the right. The left wing and left elevator impacted the ground and sustained substantial damage.

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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