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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223415
Last updated: 11 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PIVI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pipistrel Virus SW
Registration: N608US
C/n / msn: 517 SWN 100 IS
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Clayton, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Toccoa, GA (TOC)
Destination airport:Clayton, GA (GA18)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The powered-glider pilot reported that, during the approach, about 10 to 20 ft above the ground, the descent rate was higher than normal. He moved his hand from the spoiler to the throttle, but before he could apply power to arrest the descent, the glider landed hard and bounced. The glider then banked left, he added full power, but the left wingtip impacted a hedge, and the glider rotated counterclockwise. Subsequently, the glider impacted the ground and came to rest on a dirt embankment.
The powered-glider sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, empennage, and engine mount.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the glider that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to maintain a proper descent rate, which resulted in a hard, bounced landing and runway overrun.



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

Revision history:

23-Mar-2019 09:02 ASN Update Bot Added

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