Accident Hawker Sea Fury Mk II N222CH, Tuesday 16 April 1996
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Date:Tuesday 16 April 1996
Time:14:56 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic FURY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Sea Fury Mk II
Owner/operator:Charlie R. Hillard
Registration: N222CH
MSN: 37514
Year of manufacture:1956
Total airframe hrs:790 hours
Engine model:Wright R-3350-26WD
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lakeland Municipal Airport, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:(KLAL)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Witnesses observed that the tailwheel equipped airplane landed on the runway with a right crosswind. It touched down on the main gear and decelerated to a three-point attitude. The airplane was observed to veer to the right, and the tail section became 'airborne' (raised off the surface). The airplane then went off the right side of the runway, nosed over and came to rest inverted. Examination of the runway revealed intermittent left main landing gear braking, starting abeam the 5,000' runway marker, and subsequent continuous left and right braking until the airplane went off the runway. Review of a video tape (shown on a television station) revealed the left aileron and both elevator surfaces were up during the landing rollout and during the accident sequence. During a functional test of the brake system, the hydraulic system pressurized normally. There was no visible brake caliper leakage and no abnormal wear on the brake disk or linings.

Probable Cause: The pilot's improper use of brakes and ailerons, during the landing rollout with a right crosswind, which resulted in a loss of directional control and subsequent nose over. Factors relating to the accident were: the crosswind and the pilot's lack of experience in the Hawker FB-60 airplane.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA96FA118
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report



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21-Mar-2018 19:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Location, ]
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