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N70RV accident description

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Crash location 35.165278°N, 108.458889°W
Nearest city Ramah, NM
35.133089°N, 108.491741°W
2.9 miles away
Tail number N70RV
Accident date 09 Sep 2017
Aircraft type Shiner RV-4
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that he was landing his low wing airplane. The pilot stated that the sun was in his eyes when he was landing the airplane. He said that the berms were 3 ft high in the area where the airplane touched down and the runway was about 30 ft wide. The left wing struck the berm and the weeds. The airplane's propeller then impacted the berm followed by the right wing and tailwheel. The right wing sustained substantial damage during the impact with the berm. The pilot reported that there were no airplane mechanical malfunctions.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from berms during landing in sun glare conditions.

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