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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208628
Last updated: 13 June 2019
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Date:27-DEC-2017
Time:15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic EFOX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aeropro Eurofox
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N3945A
C/n / msn: 178 05
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Upper Lake-Gravelly Valley Airport, CA (1Q5) -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Lincoln, CA (LHM)
Destination airport:Upper Lake, CA (1Q5)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot of the airplane reported that, during the approach to land, he applied full flaps, but “unfortunately, [he] added power too late and too slowly.” Subsequently, “the bottom fell out,” and the airplane aerodynamically stalled. The airplane landed hard, the left and right wings impacted the ground, and the airplane skidded to a stop.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and right wing.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.



Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain adequate airspeed and his exceedance of the airplane’s critical angle of attack during the approach to land, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.


Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20171227X12320&key=1

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


Revision history:

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