Runway excursion Accident Carpenter KOLB TWINSTAR III N3135J, Tuesday 2 August 2011
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Date:Tuesday 2 August 2011
Time:07:45 LT
Owner/operator:Kenton Carpenter
Registration: N3135J
MSN: 3-12
Total airframe hrs:146 hours
Engine model:Rotax 582
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Republic, Washington -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Republic, WA (R49)
Destination airport:Republic, WA (R49)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that he had not flown for several years and had just received training from a certified flight instructor. During his first solo flight since the training, he was conducting touch-and-go takeoffs and landings. On the fourth landing, the airplane veered off the runway to the left side and ground-looped. After departing the runway, the airplane impacted a metal obstruction with the left landing gear, substantially damaging the tubular fuselage structure.

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

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR11LA371
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report




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