Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary ERA21LA389

Fairfield, NJ, USA

Aircraft #1




The pilot stated that he just purchased the airplane one week before the accident and had a few hours of transition training. On the day of the accident, he was going to go out and fly in the airport traffic pattern and perform some touch-and-go landings. During the first landing, the airplane was slightly off runway center, and a gust of wind blew it left off the runway and into a runway sign. The left wing sustained substantial damage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll in gusting wind conditions.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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