California Wing Plane Veered Off Runway

Civil Air PatrolCessna U206G, N9420R

By NTSB | FAA Aviation Accident Database

On November 15, 2014, about 14:20 Pacific standard time, a Cessna U206G, N9420R, veered off the runway during landing at Brackett Field Airport (POC), La Verne, CA. The airplane was registered to and operated by the Civil Air Patrol under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The private pilot and two passengers were not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing during the accident sequence.

Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed. The local flight departed from POC about 13:50. During a telephone interview with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator in charge (IIC), the pilot stated that he had difficulties controlling the airplane after the nose wheel settled onto the runway, during the landing roll. The pilot further stated that the airplane initially veered to the left; however, he was able to initially counteract the veering.

Subsequently, the airplane veered left a second time and exited the runway surface and the right wing struck the ground. The airplane was recovered and secured for further examination.

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