Accident Vans RV-12 N572LS,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 290129
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Date:Saturday 30 March 2013
Time:10:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vans RV-12
Registration: N572LS
MSN: 120083
Year of manufacture:2010
Total airframe hrs:277 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Waldport, Oregon -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Lenhardt Airprk, OR (7S9)
Destination airport:Waldport, OR (R33)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During landing on a turf runway, the nosewheel landing gear separated. An examination of the runway surface revealed impact marks consistent with a hard landing in an almost-level attitude. A postaccident examination of the wreckage revealed no evidence of preimpact anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. Downloaded nonvolatile memory indicated that the airplane's initial touchdown was flat or slightly negative, which resulted in the nose landing gear contacting the runway surface before the main landing gear. The data also indicated that the landing occurred at a high rate of speed and that the pilot did not attempt to flare the airplane during the landing.

Probable Cause: The pilot's improper flare, which resulted in a hard landing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR13LA174
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Download report: Final report




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