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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199022
Last updated: 8 November 2019
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Date:05-MAY-2017
Time:18:13
Type:Silhouette image of generic EUPA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Adrian George W EUROPA CLASSIC
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N7854M
C/n / msn: A034
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Wellington, KS -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Wellington, KS (EGT)
Destination airport:Wellington, KS (EGT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during the landing, “about 4-6 ft” above the runway, the airspeed decreased, and the airplane aerodynamically stalled. He added that the airplane landed hard, veered off the runway to the right, and came to rest with the nose down.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.


Probable Cause: The pilot’s improper landing flare and exceedance of the airplane’s critical angle of attack during landing, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.


Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20170510X54257&key=1


Revision history:

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