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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 924
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:29-NOV-2007
Time:08:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A23
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N8770M
C/n / msn: M-555
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Death Valley, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Reno, NE (RNO)
Destination airport:Death Valley Nt, CA (L09)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that during the landing on runway 5, the touchdown was hard and the airplane bounced and started to "porpoise". Subsequently the nosewheel landing gear failed aft, and the airplane nosed down and slid to a stop. The pilot reported no mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane at the time of the accident. Examination of the airplane by salvage personnel revealed that the engine mount and firewall were bent.
Probable Cause: The pilot's improper flare during landing.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20071231X02009&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jan-2008 10:24 JINX Added
21-Dec-2016 19:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
04-Dec-2017 19:00 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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