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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : w93|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zla|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 80
flight time type : 3
other anomaly other
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Ground looped aircraft, pilot not quick enough on rudder, corrective action was to get more dual tailwheel time. Callback conversation with reporter has revealed the following information: aircraft was caught by gust just before touchdown starting the problem then aircraft went off runway into muck which stopped everything busting the landing gear which caused the propeller to dig in causing engine damage. The sudden stop also wrinkled the fuselage skin. FAA has investigated the incident and are taking no action.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA GND LOOPED ON LNDG AND DEPARTED RWY INTO MUD CAUSING ACFT DAMAGE.
Narrative: GND LOOPED ACFT, PLT NOT QUICK ENOUGH ON RUDDER, CORRECTIVE ACTION WAS TO GET MORE DUAL TAILWHEEL TIME. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH REPORTER HAS REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: ACFT WAS CAUGHT BY GUST JUST BEFORE TOUCHDOWN STARTING THE PROBLEM THEN ACFT WENT OFF RWY INTO MUCK WHICH STOPPED EVERYTHING BUSTING THE LANDING GEAR WHICH CAUSED THE PROPELLER TO DIG IN CAUSING ENGINE DAMAGE. THE SUDDEN STOP ALSO WRINKLED THE FUSELAGE SKIN. FAA HAS INVESTIGATED THE INCIDENT AND ARE TAKING NO ACTION.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 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.