Accident Fleet 2 N606M, Saturday 10 January 2004
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Date:Saturday 10 January 2004
Type:Fleet 2
Registration: N606M
MSN: 189
Total airframe hrs:3431 hours
Engine model:Kinner B-5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Fresno, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Fresno, CA (FCH)
Destination airport:Fresno, CA (FCH)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During the landing roll, the pilot lost directional control of the airplane, which then veered off the runway, encountered soft soil, and nosed over. The pilot said he performed maintenance on the throttle a few days prior to the accident. He loosened the throttle friction locks and forgot to tighten them. During landing, he took his hand off the throttle control and it went into the "wide open" position. The airplane swerved to the right, and then to the left and veered off the runway into soft dirt, and nosed over. The pilot stated that there were no mechanical failures or malfunctions during the flight.
Probable Cause: the pilot's failure to set the throttle friction lock, which resulted in the inadvertent application of the throttle, followed by a loss of directional control.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: LAX04CA091
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

14-Feb-2015 14:26 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:35 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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