Runway excursion Accident Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse N528DC, 18 Jul 2014
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168015
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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
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
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
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.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

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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