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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168268
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:06-AUG-2014
Time:10:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-220T Seneca III
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N212RW
C/n / msn: 34-8133138
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Jack Edwards Airport (KJKA), Gulf Shores, Alabama -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Dickson, TN (M02)
Destination airport:Gulf Shores, AL (JKA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
According to the pilot, the approach looked "normal;" however, the airplane impacted the runway nose-landing-gear first and bounced on landing. He advanced the power levers on both engines and the airplane immediately turned to the left, impacted the ground with the left wing, pivoted approximately 270 degrees, and came to rest. Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the airplane sustained substantial damage to the nose, fuselage, left wing, and all three landing gear. The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or abnormalities of the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. The recorded weather at the accident airport, around the time of the accident, indicated calm wind.
Probable Cause: The pilot's improper flare, which resulted in a bounced landing and subsequent loss of aircraft control.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20140807X73551&key=1
FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=212RW

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N212RW


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Aug-2014 19:43 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
30-Nov-2017 19:00 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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