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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235300
Last updated: 3 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic LNCE model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lancair Super ES
Registration: N855SH
C/n / msn: 059
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Merritt Island Airport (COI/KCOI), FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Merritt Island, FL (COI)
Destination airport:Merritt Island, FL (COI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, while on the final approach to land, the airplane may have been a little fast. When the airplane touched down on the runway, it porpoised, which resulted in the separation of the nose landing gear. The airplane then veered off the runway onto grass. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall and engine mount. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain a stabilized approach and improper landing flare, which resulted in a porpoised landing.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

20-Apr-2020 08:15 gerard57 Added
20-Apr-2020 09:04 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Jul-2020 12:39 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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