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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22670
Last updated: 26 April 2019
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Date:02-SEP-2008
Time:15:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-6A
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N69RV
C/n / msn: 23756
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Toughkenamon, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Toughkenamon, PA (N57)
Destination airport:Toughkenamon, PA (N57)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
According to the pilot of an amateur-built RV-6A, he experienced a "slight" crosswind from the right while on final approach to the 3,695-foot-long, 50-foot-wide asphalt runway. During the landing flare, the airplane unexpectedly "dropped" and impacted the runway. The airplane then bounced several times, and the nose landing gear collapsed during the last bounce. The airplane continued off the end of the runway and flipped over, resulting in substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage. The pilot reported no mechanical anomalies with the airplane. The winds reported at the closest airport (13 miles to the southeast) at the time of the accident were variable at 3 knots.
Probable Cause: The pilot's improper recovery from a bounced landing.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20081003X17831&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
12-Mar-2017 08:29 junior sjc Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Narrative]
03-Dec-2017 12:05 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]