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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154644
Last updated: 20 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DV20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse
Registration: N986CT
C/n / msn: C0086
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Provo Municipal Airport - KPVU, Provo, UT -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Provo, UT (PVU)
Destination airport:Provo, UT (PVU)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot reported that, while conducting his first solo landing of the day, he flared the airplane, and the main landing gear touched down smoothly then lifted off of the ground again because of excessive speed. About 15 feet above the ground, the student pilot elected to conduct a go-around and added full power. The airplane became unstable and yawed to the right, and the left wing started lowering toward the ground. Despite pilot control inputs, the left wingtip impacted the runway. The airplane landed hard and spun about 180 degrees before coming to rest. During the accident sequence, the airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and empennage. The student pilot reported no mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The student pilotís failure to maintain airspeed and airplane control during an attempted go-around.


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Revision history:

29-Mar-2013 02:31 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Aircraft type]
29-Mar-2013 07:09 Geno Added [[Aircraft type]]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 14:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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