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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 228111
Last updated: 19 April 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic T6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American SNJ-4 Texan
Owner/operator:Kaa Corp
Registration: N6432D
C/n / msn: 88-18171
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Chino Airport (CNO/KCNO), CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Chino, CA (CNO)
Destination airport:Chino, CA (CNO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, during his ninth touch-and-go landing and shortly after touchdown, the airplane bounced. He wanted to apply partial power and continue to land, but he heard the safety pilot declare, "I have," so the pilot responded, "you have," and gave the controls to the safety pilot. The safety pilot reported that, during landing, the left main landing gear touched down on the runway first, followed by the right main landing gear, and the airplane "popped up" with a nose-high attitude. The airplane started to climb, continued to pitch higher, and rolled right, so he took the controls, applied power, and lowered the nose, but the right wingtip struck the ground, and the airplane impacted terrain. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mount and truss. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's improper landing flare, which resulted in a bounced landing, and his subsequent exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report


Ramp at Chino Airport

Revision history:

11-Aug-2019 19:45 FHolbert Added
11-Aug-2019 19:46 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Narrative]
11-Aug-2019 20:19 FHolbert Updated [Narrative]
11-Aug-2019 22:12 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
19-Apr-2020 07:02 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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