Loss of control Accident CSA PiperSport N442DD, Friday 11 September 2015
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Date:Friday 11 September 2015
Time:17:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic CRUZ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
CSA PiperSport
Owner/operator:Flightlease LLC
Registration: N442DD
MSN: P1001046
Year of manufacture:2010
Total airframe hrs:655 hours
Engine model:Rotax 912-ULS
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Spartanburg, South Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport, SC (SPA/KSPA)
Destination airport:Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport, SC (SPA/KSPA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that the airplane bounced during the touchdown. He reported that the airplane aerodynamically stalled after he attempted to recover from the bounce and the propeller impacted the ground. A postflight inspection revealed substantial damage to the firewall.

The pilot reported there were no pre-impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain pitch control during the landing which resulted in a bounced landing, and an aerodynamic stall during the attempted recovery.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: GAA15CA297
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report




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