Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Peublo Memorial Airport

Pueblo, Colorado 81001
Friday, August 24, 2007 14:22 MDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
The pilot was taking off on runway 08L. The reported wind was from 140 degrees at 10 knots, with gusts to 15 knots. He encountered a crosswind and the airplane went off the left side of the runway. The pilot was asked for the airplane's maximum crosswind component. He said he didn't know because this was an amateur-built airplane with a special airworthiness certificate in the experimental category. His airplane has a gross weight of 1,000 pounds. By comparison, a Cessna 152, according to the Cessna Aircraft Company, has a gross weight of 1,670 pounds and a maximum crosswind component of 12 knots.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control and his inadequate compensation for wind conditions . A contributing factor in this accident was the crosswind.
Event Information
Type of EventIncident 
Event Date8/24/2007 
Event Day of the WeekFriday 
Time of Event1422 
Event Time ZoneMountain Daylight Time 
Event CityPueblo 
Event StateCOLORADO 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site81001 
Event Date Year2007 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude381721N 
Event Location Longitude1042947W 
Event Location AirportPeublo Memorial 
Event Location Nearest Airport IDPUB 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation4726 
Weather Briefing Completeness-- 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1353 Mountain Daylight Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)-- 
Weather Observation Facility IDPUB 
Elevation of weather observation facility4726 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)-- 
Time Zone of the weather observationMDT 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height-- 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height-- 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)-- 
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)-- 
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)27 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)13 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)140 
Variable Wind IndicatorWind direction could be determined 
Wind Speed (knots)10 
Wind Velocity Indicator -- 
Wind Gust IndicatorGusting 
Wind Gust (knots) 15 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29.98 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of Precipitation-- 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries-- 
On Ground, Minor Injuries-- 
On Ground, Serious Injuries-- 
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)22368 
NTSB Notification SourceFAA Northwest Mountain Region  
NTSB Notification DateAug 24 2007 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time-- 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationDMS 
Date of most recent change to recordMar 8 2012 12:50PM 
User who most recently changed recordbroda 
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District OfficeDenver, Colorado 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN996P 
NTSB NumberDEN07IA144 
Missing Aircraft Indicator-- 
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameNunn 
Aircraft ModelKR2 
Aircraft Series Identifier-- 
Aircraft Serial NumberKR 2801 
Certified Max Gross Weight1000 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration Class-- 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?Yes 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionConditional 
Date of Last InspectionMay 1 2007 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection-- 
Airframe Hours26 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event Site-- 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NamePaul R. Nunn 
Aircraft Owner Street AddressOn File 
Aircraft Owner CityPueblo 
Aircraft Owner StateCO 
Aircraft Owner CountryUSA  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode81008 
Operator is an individual?No 
Operator Name-- 
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address-- 
Operator City-- 
Operator State-- 
Operator Country-- 
Operator Zip code-- 
Operator Code-- 
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?-- 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 Operation-- 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Flight Test 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventYes 
Departure Airport CodePUB  
Departure CityPueblo 
Departure StateCO 
Departure CountryUSA 
Departure Time1422 
Departure Time ZoneMDT 
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport CodePUB  
Destination City-- 
Destination State-- 
Destination Country-- 
Specific Phase of FlightTakeoff 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordOct 4 2007 9:11AM 
User who most recently changed recordBOWL  
Since inspection or accidentTime of Accident 
Event Location Runway Number and Location09L 
Runway Length10496 
Runway Width150 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--