Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary CEN21LA317

Blanco, TX, USA

Aircraft #1




The pilot reported that, before landing he observed a windmill located near the airstrip that was not rotating After landing long to avoid standing water, he felt as if the airplane began to accelerate. Unable to stop, the airplane continued off the end of the runway, through a fence, off an embankment, and onto a road. The pilot stated that upon exiting the airplane, he noticed about a 10-15 knot tailwind. A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the gear box. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The unexpected change in wind speed and direction during the landing which resulted a runway overrun.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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