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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:samedi 26 septembre 1998
Heure:09:45
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman HU-16C Albatross
Compagnie:private
Immatriculation: N7025J
Numéro de série: G-293
Année de Fabrication: 1953
Heures de vol:4119
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Sedona Airport, AZ (SDX) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Privé
Aéroport de départ:Flagstaff-Pulliam Field, AZ (FLG/KFLG), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Sedona Airport, AZ (SDX/KSEZ), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
A Grumman HU-16C, N7025J, veered off runway 3 on the landing rollout at the Sedona, Arizona, airport. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The private pilot/owner, two flight crewmembers, and three passengers were not injured.
The aircraft owner held a private pilot certificate with a type rating in the Grumman HU-16C, and was in the right seat. The second pilot, who was in the left seat and manipulating the flight controls, held airline transport pilot and flight instructor certificates, but was not type rated in the aircraft. The second pilot had a total of 1.9 hours in the aircraft.
The owner stated that as they approached Sedona, reported winds were from 180 degrees at 10 to 15 knots; however, other airplanes were reporting using runway 3 for landings. He stated that they entered downwind midfield for runway 3. There were no discrepancies noted with the approach or touchdown, and the initial rollout was "normal." The owner reported that when the second pilot selected propeller reverse power, the left engine came in before the right engine and caused a slight deviation to the left. He stated that braking was used to correct the heading. After the initial correction the right brake locked. The owner stated that the propellers were brought out of reverse and the aircraft continued to exit the left side of the runway. He noted that the right tire failed "sometime" during the rollout.
The manager for Red Rock Aviation, a Fixed Based Operator (FBO) at the airport, reported that UNICOM was advising runway 21 as the active runway, and that the winds were from 180 degrees at 9 knots gusting to 14 knots.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot in command's selection of the wrong runway for the prevailing wind conditions, and the second pilot's inadequate compensation for the winds. Factors in the accident were the second pilot's lack of experience in the aircraft and the pilot-in-command's inadequate supervision of the flight. Additional factors were the variable and gusty, cross wind and tail wind conditions."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 9 months
Accident number: LAX98LA313
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» NTSB


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Flagstaff-Pulliam Field, AZ et Sedona Airport, AZ est de 34 km (21 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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