Accident Aviat A-1B N188DS,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 315336
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Date:Tuesday 4 January 2022
Time:12:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUSK model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aviat A-1B
Owner/operator:MB Powers Inc
Registration: N188DS
MSN: 2326
Year of manufacture:2005
Engine model:Lycoming O-360-A1P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Matagorda Island, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:McAllen-Miller International Airport, TX (MFE/KMFE)
Destination airport:Lake Charles-Chennault International Airport, LA (CWF/KCWF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that he was performing a precautionary landing on a beach when the airplane veered left and impacted a sand dune, resulting in substantial damage. Following the accident, he reported to his insurance company that there were no mechanical malfunctions with the airplane and that he chose to land on the beach to take a photo. The airplane was not examined following the accident; however, the circumstances are consistent with the pilot's loss of directional control during an off-airport landing.

Probable Cause: The pilot's loss of directional control during an intentional off-airport landing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN22LA097
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Download report: Final report




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