Accident Piper PA-28-180 N9009J,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178419
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Date:Sunday 13 June 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-180
Registration: N9009J
MSN: 28-3035
Year of manufacture:1966
Total airframe hrs:3049 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lake Riverside Estates Airport (54CL), Anza, California -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Anza, CA (54CL)
Destination airport:Anza, CA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane landed hard and short of the runway, impacting a berm, then became airborne briefly before colliding with multiple obstacles. The pilot-rated passenger was flying the airplane and overshot the final approach course. The pilot took over the control of the airplane and continued the approach at 75 knots with one notch of flaps extended. The pilot said that while on short final, the airplane "experienced a severe downdraft" that pushed the airplane to the ground. The airplane landed short of the runway and impacted a berm, after which the pilot intended to keep the airplane on the ground and stop. During the hard landing, the pilot-rated passenger grabbed the controls, applied full power, and pulled aft on the control yoke in an attempt to abort the landing. As the pilot fought with the passenger for the controls, the airplane experienced a "power on stall" and drifted to the left before impacting the ground again multiple times. The pilot reduced engine power and stopped the airplane. The weather observation facilities closest to the accident airport reported the wind between 8 and 11 knots. The pilot reported there were no mechanical anomalies with the airplane and engine prior to the accident.
Probable Cause: The pilot's misjudged altitude and speed, which resulted in an undershoot and a collision with a berm. Also causal was the control interference from the passenger.




Revision history:

08-Aug-2015 13:56 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 18:06 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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