Accident Extra EA 300/L N52NL,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 311998
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Date:Saturday 2 January 2021
Time:18:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic E300 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Extra EA 300/L
Owner/operator:Marauder Aviation LLC
Registration: N52NL
MSN: 109
Year of manufacture:2000
Total airframe hrs:912 hours
Engine model:Lycoming AEIO-540 SER
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Santa Monica, California -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Santa Monica, CA
Destination airport:Santa Monica, CA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot of a tailwheel equipped airplane reported that, during the landing roll, his foot 'popped off” the rudder pedal and the airplane ground loop to the left. The left main landing collapsed, the left wing impacted the runway surface and came to rest on the runway. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left aileron. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll, which resulted in a ground-loop.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR21LA076
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
31 December 2020 N52NL Marauder Aviation LLC 0 Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO/KSMO), CA sub


Revision history:

03-May-2023 05:55 ASN Update Bot Added

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