Hard landing Accident Glasair Sportsman 2+2 N627RM,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144392
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Date:Tuesday 13 March 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Glasair Sportsman 2+2
Owner/operator:Signs Of Life
Registration: N627RM
MSN: 7150
Total airframe hrs:133 hours
Engine model:Lycoming IO-360-X
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Table Rock Lake, near Kimberling City, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Kimberling, MO (MO64)
Destination airport:Kimberling, MO (MO64)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The float-equipped airplane was observed flying low over the lake before it made an attempt to land on the water. Witnesses said the engine was operating normally but that the airplane never leveled off before it touched down. The airplane impacted the water, cart-wheeled, and came to rest inverted. Examination of the airplane revealed that the landing gear was in the fully retracted position, consistent with a water landing configuration. Examination of the airplane revealed there were no mechanical deficiencies that would have precluded normal operation of the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot’s inadequate flare, which resulted in the airplane impacting into the water.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN12LA187
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report






Revision history:

14-Mar-2012 08:57 Geno Added
14-Mar-2012 09:28 Geno Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2012 13:08 Geno Updated [Source]
21-Mar-2012 15:47 Geno Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Aug-2012 13:18 harro Updated [Source]
25-Jul-2013 19:32 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
25-Jul-2013 19:33 harro Updated [Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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