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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144905
Last updated: 18 June 2018
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Type:Fairchild 24C-8C
Registration: N14722
C/n / msn: 2644
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Roberts Field Airport/Redmond Municipal Airport - RDM/KRDM, OR -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Portland, OR (RDM)
Destination airport:Portland, OR (RDM)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, while practicing landings he had difficulty controlling the airplane with the rudder and the brakes, and, at times, the brakes grabbed and the airplane moved erratically, but he believed that he was improving. The pilot-rated passenger, who accompanied the pilot, had cautioned the pilot that the airplane had sensitive brakes. During the accident landing roll, the pilot stated that he applied improper rudder/brake pressure, which resulted in a loss of airplane control. The airplane nosed over, and the wing lift strut and the rudder were bent. The pilot reported that he received a tailwheel endorsement in another airplane make and his total flight time in the accident airplane was about 1 hour. The pilot stated that, due to his inexperience, he had difficulty controlling the airplane during the landing roll.
Probable Cause: The pilotís loss of airplane control as a result of excessive brake application. Contributing to the accident was the pilotís lack of experience in the airplane.



Revision history:

10-Apr-2012 04:59 Penu Added
10-Apr-2012 06:21 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
13-Apr-2012 11:36 Geno Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:37 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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