On April 1, 1995, at 1315 eastern standard time, an Aeronca Champ 7AC, N85713, was substantially damaged during landing roll on runway 06 at the Lakewood Airport, Lakewood, New Jersey. The pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The local flight was conducted under 14 CFR Part 91. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot reported that the purpose of the flight was to practice takeoffs and landings at the Lakewood Airport. He stated that after touchdown during the landing roll the wind shifted 180 degrees and the airplane "...veered violently to the left causing me to hit right rudder and brake and put stick to left as far as possible." The pilot stated the airplane continued off the runway into soft sand and nosed down. He stated the airplane's right wing and propeller were damaged.
The pilot also noted that minutes after the accident the airport closed and then reopened with the active runway changed from runway 06 to 24.
No airframe or engine anomalies were reported.