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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213044
Last updated: 27 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic VL3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aveko VL-3C-1
Registration: N876MB
C/n / msn: VL-3-29
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Northampton, MA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Chicopee, MA (KCEF)
Destination airport:Northampton, MA (7B2)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, during the landing flare the airplane was fast, and he tried to bleed off the airspeed by applying back pressure, but the airplane ballooned. Upon touch down the airplane porpoised, after which, the airplane veered to the left and exited the left side of the runway. The airplane impacted the visual approach slope indicator lights that were located on the left side of the runway.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and the fuselage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilotís improper landing flare, which resulted in a loss of directional control and subsequent impact with approach lighting.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of N876MB courtesy

Oshkosh - Wittman Regional (KOSH / OSH)
26 July 2009; (c) Kas van Zonneveld

Revision history:

08-Jul-2018 13:13 ASN Update Bot Added

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