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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Cessna 170|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 24|
flight time total : 170
flight time type : 24
|Anomaly||excursion : runway|
ground encounters other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
While completing the final leg of a journey that began 3 days earlier; I landed at ZZZ. Following a 3-POINT landing and rollout; the aircraft began to drift left off the runway; applied right rudder (excessive); the right wing rose up and the left wingtip impacted the runway surface. The aircraft departed off the right side of the runway in this attitude; eventually striking a taxiway sign. After the taxiway sign; impact on the right horizontal stabilizer; the aircraft righted itself and I was able to taxi the aircraft to the parking ramp. AWOS reported winds at 030 degrees at 11 KTS; landed on runway 33. The touchdown was nominal; throttle was at idle. I retracted the flaps and thought just after flap retraction and during subsequent rollout 'did it!' (as in successfully completed a 2200+ mi cross country); and with that thought the aircraft started to drift left. I believe that I let my guard down for a few critical seconds and then overcorrected to keep the aircraft on the runway. I think my training for a tailwheel signoff was appropriate; but that I was mentally unprepared for the successful conclusion of a long cross country flight. At the outset of the flight; I was aware that there were a number of hazards to be overcome; but when I successfully arrived (or so I thought) at my final destination; I was elated; and this led to my failure to stay focused on maintaining control of the aircraft.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C170 PLT LOST CONTROL OF ACFT AFTER LNDG; DEPARTING RWY AND STRIKING TAXIWAY SIGN.
Narrative: WHILE COMPLETING THE FINAL LEG OF A JOURNEY THAT BEGAN 3 DAYS EARLIER; I LANDED AT ZZZ. FOLLOWING A 3-POINT LNDG AND ROLLOUT; THE ACFT BEGAN TO DRIFT L OFF THE RWY; APPLIED R RUDDER (EXCESSIVE); THE R WING ROSE UP AND THE L WINGTIP IMPACTED THE RWY SURFACE. THE ACFT DEPARTED OFF THE R SIDE OF THE RWY IN THIS ATTITUDE; EVENTUALLY STRIKING A TXWY SIGN. AFTER THE TXWY SIGN; IMPACT ON THE R HORIZ STABILIZER; THE ACFT RIGHTED ITSELF AND I WAS ABLE TO TAXI THE ACFT TO THE PARKING RAMP. AWOS RPTED WINDS AT 030 DEGS AT 11 KTS; LANDED ON RWY 33. THE TOUCHDOWN WAS NOMINAL; THROTTLE WAS AT IDLE. I RETRACTED THE FLAPS AND THOUGHT JUST AFTER FLAP RETRACTION AND DURING SUBSEQUENT ROLLOUT 'DID IT!' (AS IN SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED A 2200+ MI XCOUNTRY); AND WITH THAT THOUGHT THE ACFT STARTED TO DRIFT L. I BELIEVE THAT I LET MY GUARD DOWN FOR A FEW CRITICAL SECONDS AND THEN OVERCORRECTED TO KEEP THE ACFT ON THE RWY. I THINK MY TRAINING FOR A TAILWHEEL SIGNOFF WAS APPROPRIATE; BUT THAT I WAS MENTALLY UNPREPARED FOR THE SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION OF A LONG XCOUNTRY FLT. AT THE OUTSET OF THE FLT; I WAS AWARE THAT THERE WERE A NUMBER OF HAZARDS TO BE OVERCOME; BUT WHEN I SUCCESSFULLY ARRIVED (OR SO I THOUGHT) AT MY FINAL DEST; I WAS ELATED; AND THIS LED TO MY FAILURE TO STAY FOCUSED ON MAINTAINING CTL OF THE ACFT.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 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.