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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42955
Last updated: 5 May 2020
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Date:05-SEP-1998
Time:10:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLAS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Glasair II RG
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N534TS
C/n / msn: 534
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Panama City, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:(75FL)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Eye witnesses stated that during takeoff, the engine sputtered and seemed to smooth out. The pilot entered a shallow left bank, climbed to about 500 to 600 feet, agl, disappeared from sight behind a tree line, and reemerged in a shallow right bank for a landing in the opposite direction. The pilot overshot the runway centerline, entered a steep bank to correct, and began a descent for landing while still aligning for landing. The airplane was then observed to assume the landing attitude at 50 to 75 feet, agl, and hold that attitude until very hard touchdown left of the grass runway. The three landing gear collapsed, the wings flexed extensively, spewing fuel, and the airplane skidded up onto the runway and burned. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to maintain a proper descent rate during a precautionary landing following a loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X11122


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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