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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152392
Last updated: 10 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-4
Registration: N70AC
C/n / msn: JS01
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Georgetown Airport - E36, Georgetown, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Davis, CA
Destination airport:Georgetown, CA (E36)
Investigating agency: NTSB
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.



Revision history:

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]