Accident Aviat A-1A N281C, Wednesday 9 May 2001
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Date:Wednesday 9 May 2001
Time:08:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUSK model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aviat A-1A
Registration: N281C
MSN: 1456
Year of manufacture:1999
Total airframe hrs:160 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-360-A1P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Tontonat.forest, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Winslow Airport, AZ (INW/KINW)
Destination airport:Tontonat.forest, AZ
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Arriving over the dirt airstrip, the pilot made a low pass to observe its condition and nothing unusual was noted. The wind speed was less than 10 knots. During the touchdown/rollout sequence, the airplane drifted to the side of the airstrip and collided with several bushes. Thereafter, the pilot lost directional control of the airplane and it ground looped.

Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate crosswind correction compensation during landing and his failure to maintain proper alignment with the usable runway. A contributing factor was the presence of bushes in proximity to the airstrip.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: LAX01LA175
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Download report: Final report




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