Accident Preiss Vans RV-9A N786HL, Sunday 19 October 2003
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Date:Sunday 19 October 2003
Time:09:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Preiss Vans RV-9A
Registration: N786HL
MSN: 90466
Year of manufacture:2002
Total airframe hrs:85 hours
Engine model:Subaru E 3253
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Deshler, Ohio -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Bryan, OH (0G6)
Destination airport:Deshler, OH (6D7)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that he touched down on the turf runway and the airplane bounced. It then bounced two more times, and the propeller struck the ground, after which, the airplane nosed over. When interviewed, the pilot reported that he forgot to lower the wing flaps, and lowered them when he touched down. In addition, he reported that his approach speed was too high.

Probable Cause: The pilot's improper bounced landing recovery. Factor were the pilot's excessive airspeed at touchdown, and his improper use of the wing flaps, by lowering them at touchdown.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC04LA012
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report



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