ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 291467
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Narrative:The pilot reported that while landing on a grass airstrip, the nose landing gear "caught" on the soft turf and collapsed. The airplane slid about 60 feet, the forward portion of the fuselage impacted terrain, and the airplane nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, rudder, vertical stabilizer, and firewall.
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Allison, Iowa -
United States of America
|Departure airport:||WAVERLY, IA (C25)|
|Destination airport:||Allison, IA (K98)|
|Investigating agency: ||NTSB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
The pilot verified that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.
As a safety recommendation, the pilot reported to keep the nose landing gear off the ground longer during the landing.
Probable Cause: The pilot's improper soft-field landing technique, which resulted in a nose landing gear collapse and a nose over.
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|Investigating agency: ||NTSB |
|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Duration: ||1 month|
|Download report: || Final report|
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