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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 177346
Last updated: 26 December 2019
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Date:06-MAY-2004
Time:10:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft H35 Bonanza
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N87AD
C/n / msn: D-4943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Fort Pierce, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Fort Pierce, FL (FD88)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot stated that while on very short final he encountered a sudden downdraft, which drove the airplane downward, resulting in a hard landing short of the beginning of the runway. He stated that as a result of the impact the airplane incurred substantial damage, and added that prior to the accident, there were no mechanical failures or malfunctions to the airplane, or any of its systems.
Probable Cause: The pilots failure to maintain the proper glide path during the approach which resulted in the airplane undershooting the runway and not attaining the proper touchdown point.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20040603X00725&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Jun-2015 15:41 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 18:02 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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