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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 134946
Last updated: 14 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C23 Sundowner
Registration: N6005X
C/n / msn: M-2126
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Taylor, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Taylor, AZ (TYL)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot flared too high, the airplane landed hard, and bounced down the runway in a porpoise before it veered off the runway into brush, caught fire, and was consumed in the post impact fire. The student had flown with his certified flight instructor (CFI) for about 50 minutes before he was signed off to complete a solo flight. The accident occurred on his first landing. While in the pattern, the student pilot attempted to avoid rain and shortened his downwind leg. After turning onto the base leg he discovered that he had turned too soon. He decided to continue the landing at a steeper than normal approach angle and a higher airspeed. He said he misjudged the flare and the airplane landed hard and bounced into the air. It then porpoised down the runway as it veered off to the left into the brush on the side of the runway. Both main landing gear were sheared off during the accident sequence.

Probable Cause: the student pilot's misjudged landing flare and inadequate recovery from a bounced landing that resulted in a hard landing and a loss of directional control.



Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
04-Dec-2017 18:45 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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