Accident Glasair GlaStar N55XP,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 284166
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Date:Sunday 7 October 2007
Time:18:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Glasair GlaStar
Registration: N55XP
MSN: 5408
Total airframe hrs:70 hours
Engine model:Aerosport O-360
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Girdwood, Alaska -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Lake Hood Strip, AK (Z41)
Destination airport:Girdwood, AK
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The solo private certificated pilot was practicing off airport landings in a tailwheel-equipped airplane under Title 14, CFR Part 91, when the accident occurred. The pilot reported that he was landing on a hard-packed, grassy strip, and applied the brakes too hard at the end of the landing roll. He said the airplane nosed over, damaging the vertical stabilizer, rudder, and one lift-strut. The pilot reported that he had landed on the strip on previous occasions, and that there were no known mechanical anomalies with the airplane prior to the accident.

Probable Cause: The pilot's excessive use of the brakes during the landing roll, which resulted in a nose over.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ANC08CA001
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
22 September 2009 N55XP Private 0 Tuluksak, Alaska sub
Loss of control

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