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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223348
Last updated: 5 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-22-150
Owner/operator:Christiansen Lake Rentals
Registration: N7257D
C/n / msn: 22-5084
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Talkeetna, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Talkeetna, AK (TKA)
Destination airport:Talkeetna, AK (TKA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The flight instructor reported that, during approach at a low level, due to “wind shear,” the tailwheel-equipped airplane suddenly lost altitude. The instructor increased the engine power to full, but the airplane touched down “harder than normal.” The airplane impacted the airstrip with a side load, and the left wing and left landing gear separated from the airplane, which then slid to a stop and came to rest upright. 
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing. 
The instructor reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. 
The instructor reported that the wind was from 180° and light and variable at 7 to 10 knots.

Probable Cause: The flight instructor’s improper landing flare and failure to maintain a proper descent rate during approach, which resulted in a hard landing. 



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

22-Mar-2019 20:32 ASN Update Bot Added

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