Accident Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander N4894X, 05 Feb 2012
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144182
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander
Owner/operator:Valley Air, LLC.
Registration: N4894X
MSN: 2079R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Yellow Pine, ID -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Cascade, ID (U70)
Destination airport:Yellow Pine, ID (ID41)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During the landing at a remote snow-covered airstrip, the airplane touched down at a high descent rate, bounced back into the air, and then touched down again on the packed snow surface. As the airplane slowed and its weight transferred from the wings to the landing gear, one main landing gear attach fitting, which had been damaged during the initial hard touchdown, allowed its associated gear leg to partially collapse. The partial collapse of the landing gear resulted in the airplane veering to the right, whereupon the right wing impacted the snow bank along the side of the runway and sustained substantial damage.
Probable Cause: The pilot did not reduce the airplane’s descent rate prior to the landing flare/touchdown, which resulted in a hard landing.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 month
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

02-Mar-2012 20:01 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:18 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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