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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 148258
Last updated: 4 November 2019
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Date:31-AUG-2012
Time:16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic SREY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N346PE
C/n / msn: 1DK425C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:San Juan Island, two miles west of Friday Harbor -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Eastsound, WA (ORS)
Destination airport:Friday Harbor, WA (None)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot was landing to the south at a private airstrip. The owner of the airstrip observed the airplane on short final when it struck transmission wires that ran perpendicular to and north of the airstrip. The airplane nosed over and impacted terrain. Postimpact examination of the airplane revealed wire strike marks on the left main landing gear and the keel of the fuselage. No preimpact mechanical discrepancies were found with the airplaneís airframe or engine that would have prevented normal operation.†The airstrip owner stated that he was unaware of the pilotís impending visit. He said that he tells all visiting pilots to land to the north so as to land uphill and avoid the transmission wires. The airstrip owner also reported that he talked to a pilot who spoke to the accident pilot before he departed on the accident flight and who informed him of the presence of wires at the north end of the airstrip. †

Probable Cause: The pilotís inadequate glidepath and failure to maintain clearance from the transmission wire during a landing approach.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20120901X30019&key=1
FAA register: US FAA Registry information


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Sep-2012 02:51 gerard57 Added
01-Sep-2012 21:13 Geno Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Sep-2012 21:19 Geno Updated [Source]
02-Sep-2012 01:28 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type]
02-Sep-2012 01:49 claudiog Updated [Registration]
02-Sep-2012 03:10 Kaminkatze Updated [Source]
02-Sep-2012 21:59 cmlynn Updated [Cn, Operator, Source]
13-Mar-2013 10:17 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 13:19 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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