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N9471H accident description

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Crash location 32.251944°N, 107.717223°W
Nearest city Deming, NM
32.268698°N, 107.758640°W
2.7 miles away
Tail number N9471H
Accident date 24 Jun 2002
Aircraft type Howard Aircraft DGA-15P
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On June 24, 2002, at approximately 1410 mountain daylight time, a Howard Aircraft DGA-15P, N9471H, was substantially damaged when it departed the runway and impacted a bush during landing roll at Deming Municipal Airport, Deming, New Mexico. The commercial pilot, the sole occupant of the aircraft, received no injuries. The pilot/owner was operating the aircraft under 14 CFR Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal cross-country flight which originated 2:18 hours before the accident. The pilot had not filed a flight plan

The pilot said that during landing roll on runway 26, he encountered a dust devil. The airplane abruptly entered an uncommanded right turn and exited the runway. The airplane impacted a large mesquite bush, separating the right landing gear and breaking the right wing spars near the wing's tip.

NTSB Probable Cause

The loss of aircraft directional control during the landing roll as a result of encountering a dust devil.

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