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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174025
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:03-JAN-2004
Time:15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C421 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 421C
Owner/operator:Scenic Aviation Inc
Registration: N911EA
C/n / msn: 421C-0870
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Window Rock, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Flagstaff, AZ (FLG)
Destination airport:Window Rock, AZ (RQE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The airplane landed hard on the left main gear. The pilot was attempting to execute the VOR/DME-A circling approach in instrument meteorological conditions, to include icing and gusty wind conditions. The pilot believes that during the approach, the airframe accumulated airframe ice. Prior to touchdown, in the landing flare, the airplane stalled prematurely, impacting the runway hard.
Probable Cause: the pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed in the landing flare to compensate for airframe icing, which resulted in a premature stall and hard landing. The degraded aircraft performance due to airframe ice was a contributing factor.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20040108X00031&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Feb-2015 19:48 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:35 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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