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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19543
Last updated: 13 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C23 Sundowner
Owner/operator:Mansion Ridge Investment Co. LLC
Registration: N23845
C/n / msn: M-1997
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Santa Fe, NM -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Santa Fe, NM (KSAF)
Destination airport:Santa Fe, NM (KSAF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The 170-hour student pilot was performing closed traffic pattern practice takeoff and landing procedures. The student stated that he had performed 8 successful touch and go landings without incident. The next landing was intended to be a full stop landing. He stated that he flared and attempted to keep the airplane off the runway to slow his airspeed, then reduced power too quickly and the airplane touched down hard and bounced. The student pilot then "forced the nose forward" and touched down hard on the nose gear. The aircraft slid to a stop and remained on the runway. The aircraft was substantially damaged when the nose gear collapsed and both propeller blades struck the runway. The pilot, sole occupant, was not injured and was able to egress unassisted. Weather at the airport approximately 10 minutes prior to the landing was, wind 270 degrees at 16 knots, temperature 22 degrees Celsius and dew point 18 degrees Celsius.

Probable Cause: The pilot's improper recovery from a bounced landing.



Revision history:

18-May-2008 09:56 Fusko Added
18-May-2008 10:22 harro Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 10:45 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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