Accident Culver Cadet LCA N37814,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 292718
 
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Date:Monday 2 January 2006
Time:10:15 LT
Type:Culver Cadet LCA
Owner/operator:
Registration: N37814
MSN: 323
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Alamogordo, New Mexico -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Timberon Airf., NM (52NM)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The pilot reported that after takeoff from runway 31, the airplane climbed to approximately 75 feet above ground level and encountered a downdraft. The airplane impacted the runway causing substantial damage. An examination of the airplane's systems revealed no anomalies. Prior to departure, the pilot estimated the wind as 280 degrees at 15 knots. After the accident, a hand held wind meter recorded the winds at 8 knots, gusting to 18 knots.

Probable Cause: the pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control during the departure climb. Contributing factors included the gusty winds and the downdraft.

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB DEN06CA031

Revision history:

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