Accident Jodel D-9 N5164J, Friday 6 May 2005
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Date:Friday 6 May 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic d9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Jodel D-9
Registration: N5164J
Total airframe hrs:212 hours
Engine model:Continental A&C75
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Memphis, TN -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Memphis, TN (KM01)
Destination airport:Nashville, TN
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot purchased the one-seat airplane and had never flown this make and model before. A witness standing at the airport's midfield reported the airplane's takeoff appeared normal, and the airplane entered the airport's traffic pattern and made one bounced landing. Witnesses stated the airplane then made several traffic patterns, and each time around, the airplane got lower and slower. According to a witness, on the airplane's last pattern, it turned base and was very slow with the nose high, and when it turned final, it spun about half a turn to the left and dove straight into the ground. Examination of the accident site revealed the airplane came to rest nose-down approximately 500 feet short of the runway 34 threshold. Examination of the airframe and powerplant revealed no evidence of mechanical malfunction.
Probable Cause: The pilot's misjudgment of distance/altitude, and his failure to maintain adequate airspeed resulting in a stall and subsequent undershoot.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ATL05LA078
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
06-Dec-2017 08:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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