Accident Hatz CB-1 N86LL, Wednesday 11 January 2006
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Date:Wednesday 11 January 2006
Time:15:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic CB1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hatz CB-1
Registration: N86LL
MSN: 62
Total airframe hrs:334 hours
Engine model:Continental O-200-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Walhalla, South Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Tokenna, SC
Destination airport:Walhalla, SC
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot stated that it had been raining for a couple of days prior to the accident flight. He departed Clemson, South Carolina, on a visual flight rules flight and flew around the local area before landing at Seneca, South Carolina. The pilot stated that he took a short break and departed Seneca en route to Walhalla, South Carolina. The pilot stated that he thought about not landing at Walhalla Airport since it has a grass strip and there had been a lot of rain. He entered left traffic and decided to land. Upon touchdown the main landing gear collided with the wet, soft, soggy, grass runway, and the airplane nosed over. The pilot stated, "I made an improper decision by not making a three point landing. I knew the grass was wet and the airplane would not have nosed over on touchdown in a three point attitude." The pilot further stated that he did not experience any mechanical problems with the airplane before the accident.

Probable Cause: The pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain to land. Contributing factors were the wet, soft, grassy runway.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ATL06CA034
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report



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