Thursday, February 11, 2021

Jabiru J250-SP, N7850K: Incident occurred February 05, 2021 at Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM), Palm Springs, Riverside County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside, California

Aircraft ground looped on landing. 

Date: 05-FEB-21
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N7850K
Aircraft Make: JABIRU
Aircraft Model: J250
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

1 comment:

  1. The Jabiru J250 is an excellent performing LSA and has the capability to well exceed the LSA recreation ops 120kt max speed with the Jabiru 120hp engine. I got to ride in one some years ago and we hit 135kts true (3kts below Vne). It is a slippery little bird. However the nose steering system I noticed is quirky - seemed like there was a lot of dead fish play in the rudder pedals and figuring out where the nose wheel was oriented was difficult to measure. I can see an inexperienced pilot getting in trouble here.