Accident Glasair Sportsman 2+2 N391TD,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 164805
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Date:Saturday 4 January 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Glasair Sportsman 2+2
Registration: N391TD
MSN: 7041
Year of manufacture:2009
Total airframe hrs:382 hours
Engine model:Superior XP-360
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Nehalem Bay State Airport (3S7), Manzanita, OR -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Richland, WA (RLD)
Destination airport:Manzanita, OR (3S7)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that during final approach, the wind gusts ballooned the airplane up and down. Just prior to landing, he added power however, the airplane subsequently landed hard and bounced. He stated he could see that the right main gear was damaged from the hard landing and decided to depart from the area and land at another airport. Further examination revealed substantial damage to the fuselage near the right landing gear attachment area. The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate landing flare and failure to maintain control of the airplane while landing with gusting wind.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR14CA088
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

20-Mar-2014 00:18 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 13:21 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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