Loss of control Accident Cessna 140 N2841N,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172622
 
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Date:Thursday 1 January 2015
Time:16:07
Type:Silhouette image of generic C140 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 140
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N2841N
MSN: 13102
Total airframe hrs:3315 hours
Engine model:Continental O200
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Near the Gila River, Yuma, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Yuma, AZ
Destination airport:Buckeye, AZ
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The pilot stated that he landed at a private airstrip earlier in the day and was departing with the intention of returning to his home airstrip. Prior to departure, he noted a left crosswind of about 15 mph. The initial phase of the takeoff was normal, and when becoming airborne, the wind lifted the left wing and the airplane drifted right over the adjacent field. The field was at a lower elevation, and with the loss of ground effect, the airplane sank resulting in the tail wheel colliding with the ground. Thereafter, the main landing gear impacted an irrigation pipe and the airplane flipped over inverted. During the accident sequence the airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings.

The pilot further stated that the accident could have been prevented if they had waited for the wind to have subsided and/or performed the takeoff with the wing flaps extended.

The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to compensate for crosswind conditions during takeoff, which resulted in the loss of directional control and collision with terrain.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR15CA073
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB
FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=2841N

Location

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2015 08:58 gerard57 Added
02-Jan-2015 18:04 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
05-Jan-2015 14:31 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 11:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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