ERA12CA156
ERA12CA156

According to the pilot, he landed to the west during the late afternoon. During the landing rollout, his vision was limited as a result of the afternoon sun, which blinded him. The airplane drifted off the right side of the runway, struck soft ground, and veered into a ditch, resulting in substantial damage to the wings and fuselage. He reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation. According to data from the United States Naval Observatory, official sunset was at 1748. The accident occurred about 30 minutes before sunset.

Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsis
Return to Query Page