Runway excursion Accident Glasair Sportsman 2+2 N237PM,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194084
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Date:Thursday 9 March 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Glasair Sportsman 2+2
Registration: N237PM
MSN: 7423
Year of manufacture:2015
Engine model:Continental CD155
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Trenton-Robbinsville Airport (N87), Robbinsville, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Montauk, NY (MTP)
Destination airport:Robbinsville, NJ (N87)
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, the airplane veered off the runway to the left. He added that he applied rudder inputs and full power to arrest the veer but was unsuccessful. The airplane continued to veer off the runway and impacted a tree.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing and fuselage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
An automated weather observation located about 10 miles northwest of the airport reported that, about 7 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 280° at 14 knots, gusting to 21 knots. The airplane was landing on runway 29.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll in gusting wind conditions.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: GAA17CA182
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


FAA register:


Revision history:

09-Mar-2017 20:11 Geno Added
09-Mar-2017 20:55 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
04-Oct-2017 17:40 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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