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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237797
Last updated: 8 September 2020
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Type:Manta 503
Registration: N980WC
C/n / msn: M503-08-002
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Ramona Airport (KRNM), Ramona, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Hemet, CA (HMT)
Destination airport:Ramona Airport, CA (KRNM)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The solo student pilot of a weight shift control aircraft reported that, while on final approach to land, turbulence increased with a moderate crosswind. The student pilot increased the approach speed to compensate for the turbulence. On touch down the aircraft bounced about 3 ft and he attempted to compensate for the turbulence and crosswind and forced the aircraft down. The aircraft was not aligned with the runway heading on the second touch down and the nose wheel dug in. The aircraft subsequently nosed over.
The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the wing.
The student pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.



Revision history:

11-Jul-2020 02:28 Geno Added
11-Jul-2020 06:00 RobertMB Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
08-Sep-2020 12:43 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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