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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206492
Last updated: 21 May 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RELI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Stinson SR-5E Reliant
Registration: N141WC
C/n / msn: 9256A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Burlington, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Bellingham, WA (0W7)
Destination airport:Burlington, WA (BVS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of the amphibious, float-equipped airplane reported that, 2 days before a repositioning flight, he inspected the destination airport. He had planned to land on an alternate grass landing area, adjacent to an asphalt runway, and stop before reaching a gravel driveway. He further reported that he noticed in the airport facility directory (AFD) that the intended landing area was closed due to soft, wet conditions.
The pilot reported that, during landing, he was “high and fast.” He further reported that he landed “too far along to stop before the gravel drive.” The airplane reached the gravel driveway, bounced, and then landed hard, and nosed over.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The AFD for the accident airport, in part, stated:
“[Alternate Grass Landing Area (AGLA)]: AGLA clsd 1 Nov-1 June. Gnd soft when wet. [Daylight] hrs only. Use of AGLA prohibited when Rwy 04-22 in use….Pilots use at own risk.”

Probable Cause: The pilot’s unstabilized approach, which resulted in a hard, bounced landing and nose-over. Also causal to the accident was the pilot’s improper decision to land on a closed alternate grass landing area.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

22-Feb-2018 19:40 ASN Update Bot Added

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