Accident Diamond DA42 Twin Star N482TS, Sunday 28 September 2008
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Date:Sunday 28 September 2008
Time:17:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DA42 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Diamond DA42 Twin Star
Owner/operator:Onyx Acquisitions LLC
Registration: N482TS
MSN: 42.AC082
Year of manufacture:2007
Total airframe hrs:229 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lancaster, Pennsylvania -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Leesburg Executive Airport, VA (JYO/KJYO)
Destination airport:Lancaster Airport, PA (LNS/KLNS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that he was making his first flight in the accident airplane make and model. During the landing the airplane bounced, floated, and landed again. The nose gear collapsed and the airplane came to a stop on the runway. He added that the landing was not rough or hard. Inspection of the airplane revealed evidence of a hard landing; the left main landing gear was twisted and the gear strut had bottomed out. The nose gear was in the extended position; however it was forced up through the top of the gear well, damaging the surrounding structure. The wind at the accident airport, about the time of the accident, was 330 degrees at 4 knots.

Probable Cause: The pilot's improper flare which resulted in a hard landing. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's lack of experience in the accident airplane make and model.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA08LA205
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report




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