Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Kitfox Super Sport, N429NC: Accident occurred September 02, 2017 at Afton Municipal Airport (KAFO), Lincoln County, Wyoming

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver

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

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


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA518
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 02, 2017 in Afton, WY
Aircraft: CROFT ROBERT C KITFOX SUPER SPORT, registration: N429NC
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 of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during landing, the airplane bounced, so he applied power for a go around. He added that the airplane "immediately banked left sharply". He attempted to recover by using rudder and aileron inputs, but the airplane impacted terrain.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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

A review of recorded data from the automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about 5 minutes before the accident, the wind was calm. The airplane was landing on runway 34.

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