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|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Aeronca Champion|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 8.3|
flight time total : 594
flight time type : 7.6
|Anomaly||excursion : runway|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Approximately 150 yards after landing; the aircraft began to swerve left; then right. I applied full left rudder and could not regain control to get the aircraft back on the runway. Aircraft came to rest in a ditch 50 ft off the right edge of the runway in the direction of travel. Damage to the aircraft included collapsed right main gear; damage to the right wingtip; bent propeller and lower right longeron on fuselage. I was landing with nil indicated wind. Temperature was approximately 80-85 degrees. 2 on board. No obvious injuries. Pilot reaction or overreaction on rudder pedals was the likely cause.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN AERONCA L-16 PILOT REPORTS DEPARTING THE RWY AFTER A NO WIND LNDG. THE ACFT SWERVED L THEN R. LNDG GEAR; WINGTIP AND PROP DAMAGE RESULTED.
Narrative: APPROX 150 YARDS AFTER LNDG; THE ACFT BEGAN TO SWERVE L; THEN R. I APPLIED FULL L RUDDER AND COULD NOT REGAIN CTL TO GET THE ACFT BACK ON THE RWY. ACFT CAME TO REST IN A DITCH 50 FT OFF THE R EDGE OF THE RWY IN THE DIRECTION OF TRAVEL. DAMAGE TO THE ACFT INCLUDED COLLAPSED R MAIN GEAR; DAMAGE TO THE R WINGTIP; BENT PROP AND LOWER R LONGERON ON FUSELAGE. I WAS LNDG WITH NIL INDICATED WIND. TEMP WAS APPROX 80-85 DEGS. 2 ON BOARD. NO OBVIOUS INJURIES. PLT REACTION OR OVERREACTION ON RUDDER PEDALS WAS THE LIKELY CAUSE.
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.