NTSB Identification: SEA95LA149.
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Accident occurred Saturday, July 15, 1995 in ELK RIVER, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/1995
Aircraft: EDWIN J. ESTENSON RV-4, registration: N90EE
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE AIRPLANE VEERED TO THE LEFT AND INTO THE TALL GRASS ALONGSIDE THE AIRSTRIP. THE PILOT TRIED TO CORRECT WITH RIGHT RUDDER CONTROL AND POWER; HOWEVER, THE AIRPLANE CONTINUED OFF THE AIRSTRIP, THROUGH THE TALL GRASS AND COLLIDED WITH A FENCE. THE AIRGUIDE INDICATES THAT THE RUNWAY IS 150 FEET WIDE; HOWEVER, THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE GRASS HAD BEEN MOWED TO ONLY A 21 FOOT WIDTH. THE REMAINING AREA AROUND THE AIRSTRIP WAS TALL GRASS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. THE TALL VEGETATION WAS A FACTOR. Full narrative available
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