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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 135309
Last updated: 31 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PTS2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pitts S-2A
Registration: N5301W
C/n / msn: 2264
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hillsboro, OR -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Independence, OR (7S5)
Destination airport:Hillsboro, OR (7S3)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that due to the aircraft's configuration, she was unable to see the runway while on short final and in the flare. The pilot intended to land as close to the numbers as possible. The aircraft touched down short of the runway on the grassy embankment that descends below the runway elevation. The aircraft bounced onto the runway, the landing gear collapsed and the aircraft slid on its belly to a stop. A post-crash fire consumed the aircraft.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain the proper distance and altitude while on final approach which led to touching down short of the runway. The pilot's restricted visual lookout was a factor.




Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
08-Dec-2017 19:29 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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