Accident Glastar N248DW,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 286352
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Date:Saturday 19 January 2008
Time:13:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Registration: N248DW
MSN: 5571
Engine model:Lycoming O-320-B1A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Vacaville, California -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Vacaville-Nut Tree Airport, CA (KVCB)
Destination airport:Vacaville-Nut Tree Airport, CA (KVCB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot took off with the intent of flying around the traffic pattern. The pilot's first two attempted landings terminated in go-arounds after the airplane experienced a series of bounces on the runway. On the third attempted landing, the pilot lost directional control. The airplane swerved off the runway and went into a ditch. The pilot's experience flying tailwheel airplanes was 3 hours and he had not received a flight instructor's endorsement to act as pilot-in-command of tailwheel equipped airplanes. The pilot said there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing and a lack of experience in conventional gear airplanes.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: LAX08CA048
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 month
Download report: Final report




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