Hard landing Accident Diamond DA20-C1 N765DC,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 286851
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Date:Wednesday 1 July 2009
Time:11:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DV20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Diamond DA20-C1
Owner/operator:Airgyro Aviation LLC
Registration: N765DC
MSN: C0165
Total airframe hrs:2660 hours
Engine model:Continental IO-240 SER
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Spanish Fork, Utah -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Spanish Fork, UT (U77)
Destination airport:Spanish Fork, UT (U77)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The student pilot reported that his final approach to the runway was high and that he "slipped" the airplane to lose altitude. As the airplane crossed over the runway, he pitched the airplane forward to prepare for landing. The student pilot stated that he "felt the [air]plane losing forward momentum and added throttle to compensate." The airplane landed hard, bounced back into the air, and began to drift to the left. As the student pilot attempted to abort the landing by applying full throttle and reducing flaps, the airplane landed hard and exited the runway to the left. Subsequently, the airplane impacted a ditch, which resulted in structural damage to the rudder, left aileron, fuselage, and engine firewall. The student pilot reported no mechanical anomalies with the engine or airframe prior to the accident.

Probable Cause: The student pilot's improper landing flare.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR09CA322
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
9 March 2008 N765DC Airgyro Aviation LLC 0 Spanish Fork, Utah sub
Gear collapse


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03-Oct-2022 17:03 ASN Update Bot Added

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