Runway excursion Accident Diamond DA20-C1 N376DC, Thursday 13 January 2011
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Date:Thursday 13 January 2011
Time:19:51 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DV20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Diamond DA20-C1
Owner/operator:American Flight Center
Registration: N376DC
MSN: C0376
Year of manufacture:2006
Total airframe hrs:2237 hours
Engine model:Teledyne Continental IO-240-B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Spanish Fork, Utah -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Moab-Canyonlands Field, UT (CNY/KCNY)
Destination airport:Spanish Fork, UT (U77)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot stated that the approach and landing were uneventful through touchdown. He landed on the center of the runway, but the airplane started to drift to the left. He added right rudder with some brake pressure, which slowed the drift to the left, but did not completely stop it. He continued these inputs, but the left main tire caught a snow bank. After traveling a few hundred feet, the airplane spun 90 degrees into the snowbank. The operator reported that there were left tire skid marks as the airplane exited the runway, and opined that either the pilot or passenger had their foot on the left brake pedal. The operator issued a new caution to all of its instructors and pilots regarding the use of brakes on touchdown and rollout and reminded them to brief all front seat passengers to keep their feet off the rudder and brake pedals.

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

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR11CA099
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

10 July 2010 N376DC American Flight Center 0 Dutch John, Utah sub
19 August 2020 N976PA Private 0 Spanish Fork Airport (SPK/KSPK), Spanish Fork, UT min
26 March 2022 N976PA Phoenix Flight Academy 0 Spanish Fork Municipal Airport/Woodhouse Field (SPK/KSPK), UT sub


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