Accident Lancair 235 N124JH, Wednesday 12 January 2005
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Date:Wednesday 12 January 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic LNC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lancair 235
Registration: N124JH
MSN: 001
Engine model:Textron Lycoming O-320
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:El Cajon, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Yuma, AZ (KYUM)
Destination airport:El Cajon, CA (SEE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane collided with an airport boundary fence about 500 feet short of the runway's approach end while on final approach for landing. A witness driving a pickup truck said that she saw the airplane cross in front of her truck about 10 feet above the ground going very fast and low. Immediately after the airplane crossed her path, it struck the airport boundary fence with its right main landing gear and impacted the dirt terrain beyond. The wreckage was about 500 feet from the approach end of the runway, and about 1,800 feet from the runway's displaced threshold. The passenger of the airplane said that this was her first flight with the pilot. She recalls that the flight was very pleasant, and the pilot did not express any concerns regarding the airplane or the environment. As they approached the runway for landing the pilot said to her "Do you see the runway? I will reduce some power for landing." Moments after that statement the airplane collided with the airport boundary fence. Examination of the airplane revealed no evidence of a preimpact malfunction or failure of the control system or power plant.
Probable Cause: the pilot's failure to maintain the proper glidepath to avoid obstacles and terrain.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: LAX05LA064
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 06:51 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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