Final Report: Commander 690A Lost Directional Control

 - October 31, 2006, 5:05 AM

Commander 690A, Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 4, 2005–The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during landing caused the airplane to run off the runway and hit a sign, said the NTSB. While landing on Runway 24 at Cuyahoga County Airport, the Aero Commander began to yaw to the right, and the airplane ran off the runway. The wings and fuselage were substantially damaged, but the two commercial pilots and one passenger were not injured. Wind was 240 degrees at 15 knots, gusting to 25.