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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198915
Last updated: 26 April 2019
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Type:Silhouette image of generic RV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-4
Registration: N353CB
C/n / msn: 001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Los Lunas, NM -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Unknown, NM
Destination airport:Los Lunas, NM (KE98)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that during the landing the airplane bounced. In response, he added engine power, leveled the airplane, and attempted to flare to soften the impact upon touchdown. During the flare, the elevator lost effectiveness sooner than he anticipated and the airplane touched down on the runway surface hard. The airplane veered off to the right side of the runway, impacted a drainage ditch, and came to rest inverted. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical anomalies with the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot's improper flare, which resulted in a hard landing and loss of directional control.



Revision history:

19-Aug-2017 16:02 ASN Update Bot Added