Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary ERA14CA201

Blountstown, FL, USA

Aircraft #1




Same as Factual Information

Factual Information

The pilot stated that after returning to the airfield from a local flight, he elected to land on runway 36 and acknowledged the presence of a quartering tailwind on final approach. After touchdown, the airplane continued to the left, departed the runway, and collided with a ditch. Examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the left and right wings respectively. The reported wind at the airport about the time of the accident was from 160 degrees at 7 knots, gusting to 14 knots. The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot's inadequate compensation for the tailwind conditions and failure to maintain directional control during landing.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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