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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 177625
Last updated: 17 April 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RELI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Stinson SR-10E Reliant
Registration: N27782
C/n / msn: 5949
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Eliza Island, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Burlington, WA (BVS)
Destination airport:Eliza Island, WA
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot had never landed on the 1,600 foot grass airstrip before. Several days prior to the accident the pilot made 5 or 6 practice short field approaches and landings, safely stopping in less than 1,600 feet. During the accident approach and landing the pilot was dragging the airplane in under power in a higher than normal nose high attitude, which precluded him from seeing the first part of the runway. Thinking he would touch down in the first 100 feet, the pilot reduced the power to idle and started to flare when the airplane impacted a log, which was partially buried at the top of the beach bordering the end of the runway, separating both main landing gear. The aircraft subsequently slid down the runway approximately 100 to 150 feet before going up on its nose and falling back on its undercarriage and left wing. Both propeller blades were bent and the left wing tip was bent up approximately 20 degrees. No anomalies were reported with the airframe or engine which would have precluded normal operations.

Probable Cause: The pilot's misjudgment of altitude/distance resulting in an undershoot of the runway.



Revision history:

07-Jul-2015 14:21 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:59 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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