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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 229624
Last updated: 2 October 2019
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Date:25-NOV-2018
Time:13:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C23
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N66710
C/n / msn: M-2387
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Porterville, CA -
Phase:
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Porterville, CA (PTV)
Destination airport:Porterville, CA (PTV)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that, during the landing flare, the airplane touched down on the main landing gear and ballooned a few feet off the ground. Subsequently, the airplane porpoised, the nosewheel collapsed, and the airplane came to rest nose down on the runway.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mount.
The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.  




Probable Cause: The pilot's improper landing flare, which resulted in an abnormal landing and subsequent porpoise.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20181125X85246&key=1

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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