Hard landing Accident Quicksilver MXL II N6152N, 05 Sep 2008
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 285613
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Time:19:00 LT
Type:Quicksilver MXL II
Registration: N6152N
MSN: 240
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cleveland, Georgia -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Cleveland, GA (0GE5)
Destination airport:Cleveland, GA (0GE5)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The non-certificated pilot and his passenger took off from the turf strip in the experimental light sport Quicksilver MXL II, and flew for a short time before returning for a landing. The airplane touched down normally, and the pilot intentionally lifted off again. The pilot climbed to an altitude of approximately 50 feet above the runway, where he pitched the nose down to land again. The airplane attitude and flight path was "too steep to flare," and the pilot was unable to prevent the airplane from impacting the runway, which resulted in substantial airplane damage. The tubular frame of the airplane was fractured and bent in multiple locations. The pilot, seated in the left seat, was uninjured. His passenger, seated in the right seat, incurred serious injuries. The winds were calm, and daylight conditions existed at the time of the accident. The pilot did not report any mechanical problems on the accident flight.

Probable Cause: The pilot's improper approach to the runway resulting in his being unable to flare prior to a hard landing.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report

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02-Oct-2022 12:22 ASN Update Bot Added

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