Accident Evektor SportStar N925LA, Saturday 26 July 2008
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Date:Saturday 26 July 2008
Time:08:48 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EVSS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Evektor SportStar
Registration: N925LA
MSN: 20070925
Total airframe hrs:253 hours
Engine model:Rotax 912ULS
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Atlanta, Georgia -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Gainesville-Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, GA (GVL/KGVL)
Destination airport:Atlanta-DeKalb Peachtree Airport, GA (PDK/KPDK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
According to the pilot, the visual approach seemed normal and the airplane crossed the runway threshold with "a good attitude and speed." After the first contact with the runway, the airplane bounced. The second contact with the runway was more pronounced and activated the emergency locator transmitter. The pilot then applied power, performed a go-around maneuver and landed on the same runway. During the second landing, the airplane pulled to the right when the nose gear touched down. Postimpact examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the nose gear area. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions with the airplane prior to the accident and further stated that "I think I forgot to flare."

Probable Cause: The pilot's improper flare during landing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC08LA258
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report




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