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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 164804
Last updated: 10 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DV20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Diamond DA-20C-1 Eclipse
Owner/operator:Falcon Aviation Academy
Registration: N353DC
C/n / msn: C0353
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Baldwin County Airport (KMLJ), Milledgeville, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Newnan, GA (CCO)
Destination airport:Milledgeville, GA (MLJ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the student pilot, while flying the final leg of the traffic pattern, during his solo flight, he noticed that the airplane was "too high," and pulled the power to idle. Then he noted that the airplane was "too fast" and applied back pressure to the control yoke. The airplane then ballooned and subsequently the student pilot added power to go around; however, the airplane impacted the runway in a nose down attitude, became airborne, impacted the runway again, the nose gear assembly collapsed, and the airplane came to rest in the dirt on the left side of the runway. The accident sequence resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage. There were no reported preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The student pilots inadequate landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing.



Revision history:

19-Mar-2014 23:21 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 13:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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