NTSB Identification: DEN90LA081.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41565.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 28, 1990 in GRAND JUNCTION, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/15/1992
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN AT-6G, registration: N426DB
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE COMMERCIAL PILOT MADE A LANDING ON RUNWAY 11, WITH WINDS HE ESTIMATED WERE 210 DEGREES AT 19 GUSTING TO 29 KNOTS. HE SAID THAT DURING LANDING ROLL, THE PLANE SWERVED TO THE RIGHT AND DEPARTED THE RUNWAY. HE ADDED POWER TO ATTEMPT TO REGAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL, TO NO AVAIL. THE LEFT MAIN GEAR LEG SNAPPED AND THE PLANE GROUND LOOPED TO THE LEFT AND CAME TO REST NOSE DOWN. THE RIGHT WING, COWLING, AND BOTH MAIN LANDING GEAR WERE DAMAGED. THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER VERIFIED THAT THE WIND WAS GUSTING TO 30 KNOTS AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO CORRECT A SWERVE DURING LANDING ROLL.
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