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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201982
Last updated: 28 May 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-24-250
Registration: N112WS
C/n / msn: 24-2765
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Denton, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Greenville, TX (GVT)
Destination airport:Lake Dallas, TX (5XT0)
Investigating agency: NTSB
During the landing flare and the airplane contacted the runway 'hard.' The pilot approached the airport from the east for a visual approach. He stated that 'just before touchdown I realized we were sinking too fast,' and he applied power. Subsequently, the airplane contacted runway and the left main landing gear and the nose landing gear collapsed. The pilot stated that at the time of the accident the weather conditions were clear skies and calm winds.
Probable Cause: The hard landing as a result of the pilot's failure to maintain the proper descent rate during the landing flare.



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26-Nov-2017 10:01 ASN Update Bot Added

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