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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198681
Last updated: 25 June 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk
Registration: N250YA
C/n / msn: 39-79A0341
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hartford, CT -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Poughkeepsie, NY (POU)
Destination airport:Hartford, CT (HFD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The solo student pilot reported that, during the initial landing, the airplane bounced. During a subsequent touchdown, the nose gear impacted the runway with a side load, and the nose gear collapsed. The airplane slid to a stop in a nose-down attitude on the runway.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall.
The student pilot reported there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The student pilotís improper landing flare, which resulted in a bounced hard landing.



Revision history:

19-Aug-2017 13:57 ASN Update Bot Added

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