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NTSB Identification: GAA16CA171
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, March 26, 2016 in Addison, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/01/2016
Aircraft: ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL 114, registration: N114P
Injuries: 3 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.

The flight instructor reported that during the landing roll, the airplane began an "un-commanded" yaw to the right. The flight instructor further reported that the private pilot receiving instruction stated, "I can't control the yaw." The flight instructor reported that he applied rudder pressure to correct the yaw, but the airplane veered off the runway to the right, the left wing collided with an airport sign, and the nose gear collapsed.

The flight instructor further reported that a jack rabbit was found in the runway excursion path and blood was observed on the left main landing gear door. According to a Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Safety Inspector who traveled to the site of the accident, the jack rabbit was not hit on the runway surface. The jack rabbit was found in the grass adjacent to the runway surface.

The left wing was substantially damaged.

The flight instructor and pilot receiving instruction did not report any mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.


The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
  • The private pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll and the flight instructor's delayed remedial action, which resulted in a runway excursion, collision with an airport sign, and a nose gear collapse.