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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209517
Last updated: 7 November 2019
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Date:17-APR-2018
Time:09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic ECHO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tecnam P92 Eaglet
Owner/operator:Heart Of Virginia Aviation Inc
Registration: N404TA
C/n / msn: 1327
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Hanover County Municipal Airport (KOFP), Richmond/Ashland, VA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Ashland, VA (OFP)
Destination airport:Ashland, VA (OFP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The flight instructor reported that, while the airplane was in the landing flare for a touch-and-go landing, the student pilot allowed the airspeed to become too low, and he instructed the student to perform a go around. The student applied full power and retracted the flaps, but the airplane continued to descend, so the instructor “got on the controls with him.”
During the go-around, the airplane touched down on the runway hard, bounced, and the instructor reported hearing a “ping” and observed that the right main landing gear was no longer attached. The instructor continued the go-around and entered the traffic pattern; during the approach, he observed the right main landing gear laying on the right side of the runway. He landed the airplane and it veered to the right off of the runway.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.
The flight instructor reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about 36 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 250° at 9 knots. The airplane landed on runway 34.

Probable Cause: The student pilot’s improper landing flare and the flight instructor’s delayed remedial action, which resulted in a hard landing.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20180417X24736&key=1
FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=404TA

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report


Images:


Photo: FAA

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Apr-2018 13:30 Geno Added
18-Apr-2018 15:17 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Apr-2018 13:54 Anon. Updated [Cn]
16-Sep-2018 18:15 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]
16-Sep-2018 18:47 harro Updated [Source, Narrative, Photo]

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