Accident Champion 7KCAB N5275X,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 354882
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Date:Saturday 10 January 1998
Time:12:32 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic CH7B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Champion 7KCAB
Registration: N5275X
MSN: 177
Year of manufacture:1969
Engine model:Lycoming IO-320-E2A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Leadville, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:(KLXV)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was practicing full stop landings on runway 16. The wind was from 150 degrees at 5 knots. During the last landing rollout, the wind direction changed to a quartering tailwind. The aircraft veered to the right side of runway 16, struck a snowbank, and nosed over. The vertical fin, propeller, rudder, left wing, and engine mount were damaged.

Probable Cause: The failure of the pilot to maintain directional control of the airplane. Factors were a sudden windshift from a headwind to a quartering tailwind, and the snowbank.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW98LA094
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years 1 month
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

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