Accident Van's RV-9A N142DD,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 177967
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Date:Sunday 19 July 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Van's RV-9A
Registration: N142DD
MSN: 90732
Year of manufacture:2006
Engine model:Aero Sport Power O-320-D1A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kings Land O' Lakes Airport (KLNL),Land O' Lakes, WI -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Land O' Lakes, WI (LNL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot and passenger were landing on a grass strip when the airplane landed hard and bounced twice. The nose gear fork embedded in the grass surface, the nose gear collapsed, and the propeller lodged in the soil. The airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted, which resulted in substantial damage to the vertical stabilizer and main spar. Although the pilot thought that the airplane had hit an uneven surface during landing that caused the gear to collapse, an examination of the grass runway did not reveal any irregularities in the surface of the area of the nose gear collapse.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain a proper descent rate, which resulted in a hard landing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN15LA351
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 years
Download report: Final report


FAA register:


Revision history:

20-Jul-2015 01:56 Geno Added
20-Jul-2015 17:02 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator]
20-Jul-2015 17:47 Geno Updated [Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
09-Aug-2020 07:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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