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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141743
Last updated: 15 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic HUSK model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aviat A-1C-180 Husky
Registration: N11HY
MSN: 114-B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Chetek Muni-Southworth Airport - Y23, WI -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Chetek, WI (Y23)
Destination airport:Chetek, WI (Y23)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was returning from a local flight with a passenger seated in the rear seat of the airplane. The pilot stated that during the landing roll, the airplane drifted toward the right edge of the runway due to a strong wind gust from the left. The pilot aborted the landing, and during the climb, without his input, the control stick moved to the right and rearward, and the airplane impacted the ground. The pilot said that he had advised the passenger to remain clear of the control stick. However, it is likely that the passenger did move the control stick during the attempted climb. The pilot's postaccident recommendation was that passengers should be briefed and reminded to keep their feet and legs clear of the control stick. The pilot indicated that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The passenger’s interference with the flight controls, which resulted in the airplane’s failure to climb after an aborted landing. Contributing was the pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing roll, which resulted in the need to abort the landing.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

08-Jan-2012 03:46 RobertMB Added
09-Jan-2012 10:14 Geno Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Jan-2012 16:28 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
24-Feb-2012 11:24 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:52 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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