Wirestrike Accident Van's RV-9A N82PR, 30 Jul 2014
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168166
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RV9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Van's RV-9A
Registration: N82PR
MSN: 487
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Gallinger Airport (51WI), north Oshkosh, WI -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Freeport, IL (FEP)
Destination airport:Oshkosh, WI (51WI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was landing the airplane at a privately-owned airport. He elected to land to the south on a turf runway that the wind favored. He turned onto left base and then to an “abbreviated final” to avoid airspace over a prison and power lines located north of the runway. The pilot said that the airplane was descending at the “usual rate,” but the controls subsequently “got mushy.” The airplane impacted terrain at the approach end of the runway. The pilot indicated in his accident report that there were no mechanical malfunctions in reference to the accident flight. No mechanical anomalies were detected during an on-scene investigation, and witness marks were consistent with the engine producing power at impact. The runway the pilot selected was not published in the Federal Aviation Administration’s airport master record at the time of the accident, and, therefore, no obstructions were listed for this runway in the airport master record.
The pilot’s safety recommendation stated, in part, “the close location of the prison and the power lines on the north end of the airstrip forces pilots to make a short final but still stay high to avoid power lines. Maybe I should have landed to the north, even with a tailwind.” The pilot most likely did not establish a stabilized approach and did not maintain the airplane’s airspeed during the “abbreviated final” approach south of the prison and above the power lines, which resulted in a stall/mush.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to establish a stabilized approach and to maintain airspeed during final approach over obstacles resulting in a stall/mush.


FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=82PR

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

Revision history:

30-Jul-2014 23:23 Geno Added
12-Aug-2014 00:06 Geno Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
30-Nov-2017 18:52 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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