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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152392
Last updated: 19 September 2019
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Date:08-JAN-2013
Time:12:24
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-4
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N70AC
C/n / msn: JS01
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Georgetown Airport - E36, Georgetown, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Davis, CA
Destination airport:Georgetown, CA (E36)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that he intended to land the tailwheel-equipped airplane on a sloped asphalt runway that he had not landed at before the accident flight. The first landing attempt terminated with a go-around because he was not comfortable with the approach. The second approach was high and a little too fast, which caused the airplane to float down the runway. When the airplane touched down, it bounced; after a second bounce, the pilot applied increasingly aggressive braking for fear of overrunning the runway. The airplane veered off the hard surface runway, encountered soft mud, and subsequently nosed over, resulting in substantial damage to the vertical stabilizer, rudder, and elevator. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilotís improper landing flare and failure to maintain directional control during landing.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20130109X90734&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Jan-2013 11:28 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 14:05 ASN Update Bot Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]