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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 219207
Last updated: 20 November 2020
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Date:08-DEC-2018
Time:10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic CH75 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Zenith CH 750 CRUZER
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N947DS
C/n / msn: C75-10047
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Hesperia Airport (L26), Hesperia, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Corona, CA (AJO)
Destination airport:Hesperia, CA (L26)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that he planned to land close to the numbers, but when the airplane was about 15 ft above ground level, it descended unexpectedly. He added power and pitched the airplane nose down, and the nosewheel touched down hard. The airplane began to porpoise, so he increased the throttle to full, but the airplane veered left, exited the runway, and impacted an empty hangar. 
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the 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 improper landing flare, which resulted in hard, bounced landing, runway excursion, and impact with a hangar.   

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20181208X53536&key=1
FAA register: https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=947DS%20

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Dec-2018 20:54 Geno Added
10-Mar-2020 09:41 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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