Plane crash map Locate crash sites, wreckage and more

N616JJ accident description

Tennessee map... Tennessee list
Crash location 35.235277°N, 87.258333°W
Nearest city Lawrenceburg, TN
35.242302°N, 87.334739°W
4.3 miles away
Tail number N616JJ
Accident date 30 Jul 2017
Aircraft type James D Riggs RV-10
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that, during the landing flare, the airplane encountered windshear and landed hard. He added that during the bounce, he applied power to go around, but the airplane yawed to the left "severely". The pilot added right rudder and reduced power to abort the takeoff in an attempt to land back on the runway. The airplane "about 6 ft. [above ground level]" continued left and the left wing impacted a ditch. Subsequently, the propeller struck the ground, the airplane rotated 180°, and the airplane came to rest.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and both wings.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

There were no nearby National Weather Service reporting stations. An online commercial weather service provider reported that a nearby station, about the time of the accident, reported wind from 315° @ 1.6 mph, gusting 3.4 mph. The pilot reported sky clear, visibility 10+, temperature 74?, altimeter 29.90, and he observed the wind direction from 270° at a light and variable speed, gusting to 7 knots. The airplane landed on runway 35.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot’s improper landing flare and failure to maintain yaw control during a go-around in gusting wind conditions.

© 2009-2020 Lee C. Baker / Crosswind Software, LLC. For informational purposes only.