Runway excursion Accident Diamond DA40 Diamond Star N316MA, 10 Mar 2004
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173268
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DA40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Diamond DA40 Diamond Star
Registration: N316MA
MSN: 40.287
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bardstown, KY -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Bardstown, KY (BRY)
Destination airport:Hensel Field, KY (NONE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot circled the field twice and then prepared for a landing to the south, with full flaps. He flew as close as possible to the trees during the final approach and then performed a "slip" to lose altitude. As the airplane touched down half-way down the 2,500 foot-long turf runway, the pilot retracted the flaps and applied maximum braking. The pilot stated that he "lost directional control" during the landing rollout, the airplane ran off the left side of the runway, and spun 180-degrees. During the runway excursion, the airplane impacted a knoll, which substantially damaged both wings. The pilot reported no mechanical deficiencies with the airplane.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to attain the proper touchdown point, and his failure to maintain directional control during landing.



Other occurrences involving this aircraft

15 Aug 2011 N316MA Honaker Aviation Inc 0 Highway 31E, near Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, Hodgenville, KY sub
Wire strike.


Revision history:

25-Jan-2015 11:07 Noro Added
25-Jan-2015 18:55 Noro Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:50 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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