Accident Champion 7FC N5271V,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 296300
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Date:Saturday 4 January 2003
Time:11:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic CH7A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Champion 7FC
Registration: N5271V
MSN: 7FC-379
Total airframe hrs:4730 hours
Engine model:Continental C90-12F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Springdale, Arkansas -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Bentonville Municipal-Louise M Thaden Field, AR (KVBT)
Destination airport:Springdale Municipal Airport, AR (SPZ/KASG)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The 1,377-hour pilot was not able to maintain directional control while landing on Runway 18. The pilot reported that as the tail came down, the aircraft weathervaned into the wind, heading off the runway towards a deep ditch. The pilot was able to fly the aircraft over the ditch, and the aircraft came to rest when the left main landing gear separated after colliding with a shallow ditch adjacent to a service road. At the time of the accident, the winds were reported from 240 degrees at 10 knots.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control while landing. A contributing factor was the prevailing crosswind.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW03LA078
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year 1 month
Download report: Final report



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