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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45090
Last updated: 4 July 2020
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Date:02-SEP-2003
Time:05:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic VTUR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Questair Venture
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N29G
C/n / msn: 39
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Carefree, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Albuquerque, NM (ABQ)
Destination airport:Carefree, AZ (18AZ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The airplane collided with a wall at the departure end of the runway during an aborted landing attempt. Tire skid marks on the runway indicated the airplane touched down 2/3 of the way down the length of the runway. The airplane veered to the right and entered a taxiway. The pilot attempted to regain aircraft control and powered up the engine. At that point the airplane started to travel 45-degrees toward the runway. It crossed a dirt section and the left main landing gear struck a visual approach slope indicator light. The airplane, still at a 45-degree angle to the runway center line, then started to porpoise across the runway. The airplane then departed the left side of the runway, became airborne, and flew over a wash before impacting a wall. Witnesses indicated that after the airplane became airborne again, it had a 45-degree nose up pitch attitude, though it did not appear to be climbing. Witnesses said the engine sounded normal. The airframe was destroyed in the collision sequence and post crash fire.
Probable Cause: The pilot's misjudgment of speed/distance and his failure to do a go-around. Also causal was the pilot's failure to maintain directional control, and his delay aborting the landing.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20030909X01498&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
08-Dec-2017 19:29 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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