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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174729
Last updated: 18 February 2020
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Date:07-FEB-2004
Time:12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic CH7A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bellanca 7ECA
Owner/operator:Amelia Reid Aviation
Registration: N5032G
C/n / msn: 1875-15
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Groveland, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:San Jose, CA (RHV)
Destination airport:Groveland, CA (Q68)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The airplane made a hard landing and veered of the runway while attempting to land. When the airplane was on final approach, the pilot determined that he was high above the glide path, but elected to perform the landing. During touchdown, the airplane hit hard and bounced back into the air. Upon returning back down onto the runway, the airplane veered to the left. It continued off the runway and encountered a ditch. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane.
Probable Cause: the pilot's failure to maintain a proper glide path and misjudged landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing. Also causal was the pilot's inadequate recovery from a bounced landing, resulting in a loss of directional control and collision with terrain

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20040306X00286&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Mar-2015 16:44 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:42 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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