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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Locale Reference||airport : dxr|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Experimental|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 38|
flight time total : 358
flight time type : 305
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||inflight encounter : weather|
other anomaly other
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
The pilot was landing at dxr for food and fuel after a trip from cre. On landing on runway 17 the plane, an rv-6 (experimental tail dragger) bounced and was simultaneously hit by a wind gust at a right angle. The gust tried to turn the plane into the wind and during recovery the left wheel left the runway. With 1 wheel on the grass and 1 on the runway, the plane was pulled off the runway. The propeller hit a runway light and the left wing hit a runway sign. The airport manager reported the incident to the windsor locks FSDO. The FAA investigated the incident and verified that the plane landed in the center of the runway and that 2 previous pilots had reported gusting winds from the side on landing. After the incident the active runway was changed to runway 26. Investigator for the FAA informed the pilot that the incident was going to be treated by the FAA as an incident. The damage to the plane and runway sign would have been less if the sign were further from the runway. It was the pilot's bad luck that the propeller struck a landing light.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: THE PLT OF AN EXPERIMENTAL ACFT LOST DIRECTIONAL CTL DURING LNDG IN GUSTY WIND CONDITIONS. THE ACFT LEFT THE RWY CAUSING DAMAGE TO ARPT LIGHT AND SIGN, AND ACFT.
Narrative: THE PLT WAS LNDG AT DXR FOR FOOD AND FUEL AFTER A TRIP FROM CRE. ON LNDG ON RWY 17 THE PLANE, AN RV-6 (EXPERIMENTAL TAIL DRAGGER) BOUNCED AND WAS SIMULTANEOUSLY HIT BY A WIND GUST AT A R ANGLE. THE GUST TRIED TO TURN THE PLANE INTO THE WIND AND DURING RECOVERY THE L WHEEL LEFT THE RWY. WITH 1 WHEEL ON THE GRASS AND 1 ON THE RWY, THE PLANE WAS PULLED OFF THE RWY. THE PROP HIT A RWY LIGHT AND THE L WING HIT A RWY SIGN. THE ARPT MGR RPTED THE INCIDENT TO THE WINDSOR LOCKS FSDO. THE FAA INVESTIGATED THE INCIDENT AND VERIFIED THAT THE PLANE LANDED IN THE CTR OF THE RWY AND THAT 2 PREVIOUS PLTS HAD RPTED GUSTING WINDS FROM THE SIDE ON LNDG. AFTER THE INCIDENT THE ACTIVE RWY WAS CHANGED TO RWY 26. INVESTIGATOR FOR THE FAA INFORMED THE PLT THAT THE INCIDENT WAS GOING TO BE TREATED BY THE FAA AS AN INCIDENT. THE DAMAGE TO THE PLANE AND RWY SIGN WOULD HAVE BEEN LESS IF THE SIGN WERE FURTHER FROM THE RWY. IT WAS THE PLT'S BAD LUCK THAT THE PROP STRUCK A LNDG LIGHT.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.