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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 143771
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140
Owner/operator:Sharman Enterprises, Inc.
Registration: N15791
C/n / msn: 28-7325165
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Chehalis Airport-Centralia Airport - KCLS, Chehalis, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:KCLS
Destination airport:KCLS
Investigating agency: NTSB
While performing a simulated engine-out forced landing as part of a flight review, the pilot did not manage the glide profile in a manner that allowed him to extend the glide all the way to the approach end of the runway at the non-controlled airport. Because he did not add any engine power, the airplane touched down in a grassy area about 300 feet short of the runway threshold. The flight instructor who was giving the flight review stated that he did not suggest to the pilot that he add power, because it appeared to him that the grassy area was clear. At the point of touchdown, the airplane's stabilator impacted a piece of rebar that had been placed in the ground to mark the location of a future airport lighting system component. The rebar was outside of the boundary of the runway safety area.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot did not correctly manage his glide profile during a simulated engine-out forced landing. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's decision not to add additional engine power, which resulted in a runway undershoot.


Revision history:

16-Feb-2012 13:15 Geno Added
21-Nov-2016 18:48 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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