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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65355
Last updated: 17 April 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee 235
Registration: N8909W
C/n / msn: 28-10477
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Elbert County Airport (27A), Elberton, Georgia -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Milledgeville, GA (MLJ)
Destination airport:Elberton, GA (27A)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot stated that he returned from a solo cross-country flight and entered the traffic pattern for landing. During touchdown, the airplane's nose pitched up and the pilot subsequently pulled back on the flight controls. The airplane became airborne, then settled and bounced a second time on the runway. After a third and more pronounced bounce, the nose gear collapsed and the airplane slid to a stop toward the left side of the runway. When the pilot was asked how the accident could have been prevented, he stated that he should have performed an aborted landing after the first bounce. Examination of the airplane revealed structural damage to the engine firewall, engine mount, and the rudder. The student pilot stated that he did not experience any mechanical problems with the airplane before the accident.
Probable Cause: The student pilot's improper recovery from a bounced landing.




Revision history:

02-Jun-2009 10:52 slowkid Added
15-Jun-2009 11:25 harro Updated
01-Jul-2009 10:55 Anon. Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 15:35 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-May-2018 06:25 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Aircraft type]

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