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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 817
Last updated: 27 September 2021
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Date:01-JAN-2008
Time:16:00
Type:Micco Aircraft Company MAC-145B
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N579RM
MSN: 260004
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Arcola, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Gonzales, TX (T20)
Destination airport:Houston, TX (AXH)
Narrative:
The private pilot was conducting a touch-and-go in a tailwheel-equipped airplane with a direct crosswind component of 15 knots gusting up to 20 knots from the left side of the airplane. During landing, the crosswinds began pushing the airplane to the right side of the runway. While correcting back to centerline the pilot reported that a combination of over-correction and gusty crosswinds caused a loss of control. The airplane ground looped, departed the left side of the runway, and came to rest upright with the nose of the aircraft pointed approximately 180 degree from runway heading. Damage was sustained to the wing spar.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control. A contributing factor was the prevailing crosswind.

Sources:

NTSB

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 month
Download report: Final report
Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jan-2008 00:40 JINX Added
20-Feb-2008 23:13 Fusko Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
22-Nov-2017 10:44 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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