NTSB Identification: ERA13CA120
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, January 26, 2013 in Lake City, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/12/2013
Aircraft: MALLORY CHRISTOPHER L RV-8, registration: N492CM
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
While landing on the 25-foot-wide runway, the airplane drifted to the right of the runway centerline. The pilot increased engine power in an attempt to abort the landing, but the airplane continued to the right and departed the runway. The right wing contacted the ground and the main landing gear collapsed, resulting in substantial damage to the right wing. The pilot stated that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies that would have precluded normal operation of the airplane and that better piloting and a wider runway could have prevented the accident.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll. Full narrative available
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