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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202199
Last updated: 29 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140
Owner/operator:Split-s Aviation
Registration: N32458
C/n / msn: 28-7525070
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cleburne, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Quinlan, TX (T67)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The private pilot failed to maintain a proper rate of descent during final approach which resulted in a hard landing. A witness located at the approach end of the runway stated that the accident airplane came in 'hot and fast, hit the nose first and bounced up, nosed over and impacted the nose again' resulting in the nose landing gear separating. The pilot stated that his approach was 'perfect'; however, as the airplane got closer to the runway, its sink rate increased. The pilot stated that the airplane would not respond to his control inputs to try and stop the descent. Flight control continuity was confirmed by the FAA inspector subsequent to the accident.
Probable Cause: The pilot's improper flare which resulted in a hard landing and his improper recovery procedures from a bounced landing.



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26-Nov-2017 12:43 ASN Update Bot Added

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