Accident Cessna 140A N5353C, Wednesday 13 January 2010
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Date:Wednesday 13 January 2010
Time:12:50 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C140 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 140A
Owner/operator:John Tillotson
Registration: N5353C
MSN: 15484
Engine model:Continental O-200
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Urbana, Illinois -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Urbana, IL (C16)
Destination airport:Urbana, IL (C16)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that the windsock indicated steady winds out of the south. The closest weather reporting station, 7 miles away, reported winds from 190 degrees at 13 knots. Shortly after the flight began its landing roll on runway 27, the airplane weathervaned due to a gust of wind. This moved the airplane to the left of the runway centerline. The pilot applied right rudder and the airplane continued down the runway, halfway between the centerline and the edge of the runway. The airplane weathervaned again, and the pilot applied power in an attempt to go around; however, the airplane contacted a snowbank on the left side of the runway and nosed over.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during the crosswind landing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN10CA095
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report




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