Accident Van's RV-9 N347N, 22 Mar 2016
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 291467
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Time:10:41 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Van's RV-9
Registration: N347N
MSN: 90347
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Allison, Iowa -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:WAVERLY, IA (C25)
Destination airport:Allison, IA (K98)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
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.

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.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 month
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

07-Oct-2022 14:13 ASN Update Bot Added

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