Accident Linwood R. Lawrence Van's Aircraft RV-9A N339DL, 08 Apr 2006
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 292480
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Time:13:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Linwood R. Lawrence Van's Aircraft RV-9A
Registration: N339DL
MSN: 90206
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Venice, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Punta Gorda-Charlotte County Airport, FL (PGD/KPGD)
Destination airport:Venice Municipal Airport, FL (VNC/KVNC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot stated that his approach speed on final approach to land was too fast, and the touchdown point was beyond the optimum touchdown point. He said he inappropriately had a nose low attitude, and the nose gear rather than the main gear hit the runway with a thump. He then executed a go-around, and the second approach was better. He flared and landed the airplane on the main landing gear, and as nose was lowered, there was a scraping sound. After stopping the airplane the pilot said he noted that the airplane had incurred damage. Prior to the accident there had been no mechanical failures or malfunctions of the airplane or any of its systems.

Probable Cause: The pilot's improper landing flare/touchdown which resulted in a hard landing and damage to the airplane.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

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