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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168015
Last updated: 19 August 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
Owner/operator:Larsen Norman K
Registration: N528DC
C/n / msn: C0128
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hoopa Airport (O21), Hoopa, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Grants Pass, OR (3S8)
Destination airport:Palo Alto, CA (PAO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that during the approach to landing to an airport located within a canyon, the airplane was high and fast. The pilot slipped the airplane, however the airspeed remained above the desirable 60 knots. The airplane "floated down the runway" and touched down further than normal. The airplane subsequently overran the departure end of the runway onto rough terrain which resulted in substantial damage to the wings, empennage and fuselage. The pilot added that there was no possibility of a go-around due to the airport's location in the canyon.

The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate approach and excessive airspeed which resulted in a long landing and subsequent runway overrun onto rough terrain.



Revision history:

21-Jul-2014 23:46 Geno Added
22-Jul-2014 00:10 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
30-Nov-2017 18:52 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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