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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152200
Last updated: 10 September 2019
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Date:02-JAN-2013
Time:15:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic AEST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-60-602P Aerostar
Owner/operator:Managed Aviation Inc
Registration: N3AG
C/n / msn: 60-8365018
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:North Las Vegas Airport - KVGT, Las Vegas, NV -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:North Las Vegas, NV (VGT)
Destination airport:North Las Vegas, NV (VGT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot receiving instruction conducted three full-stop landings without incident. After the fourth takeoff, the flight instructor simulated a prearranged left engine failure about 600 ft above ground level (agl). The pilot followed emergency procedures, used the checklist, and prepared to land. The pilot reported that, when the airplane was about 50 to 100 ft agl on final approach, he thought that it was a little too high, so he chose to initiate a go-around. He moved the throttle levers full forward, but neither engine responded. The flight instructor pushed the airplane’s nose down, and the pilot continued the approach. On touchdown, the right main and nose landing gear collapsed. A postimpact fire ensued, which consumed most of the airplane.
Postaccident examination of the landing gear revealed that it collapsed due to bending overload consistent with a hard landing. The reason for the failure of both engines to respond to power inputs could not be determined because of the postcrash fire damage.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain an adequate descent rate while on final approach, which resulted in a hard landing and landing gear collapse due to overload following the failure of both engines to respond to power inputs during an attempted go-around for reasons that could not be determined due to postcrash fire damage.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20130102X03247&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2013 03:24 gerard57 Added
03-Jan-2013 10:27 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Jan-2013 13:34 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Destination airport]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 14:05 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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