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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233419
Last updated: 3 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-18-105 Super Cub
Registration: N1890A
C/n / msn: 18-1723
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Ogilvy Ranch airstrip, Santa Barbara County, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Santa Ynez Airport, CA (SQA/KIZA)
Destination airport:Santa Ynez Airport, CA (SQA/KIZA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, during the landing approach to a ridgeline airstrip, he deployed full flaps and descended to the touchdown point. About 15 ft above ground level, the airplane started to descend, which he failed to recognize and arrest. The pilot added that the approach speed was also a little too slow for the unstable air, which likely increased the descent rate. Subsequently, the airplane touched down hard short of the touchdown point, nosed over, and came to rest inverted. The left wing and empennage were substantially damaged. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed during the approach, which resulted in a rapid descent rate, hard landing, and nose-over.  


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

01-Mar-2020 16:23 Geno Added
01-Mar-2020 16:50 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
01-Mar-2020 16:53 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
02-Mar-2020 21:38 Captain Adam Updated [Location, Narrative]
03-Jul-2020 12:38 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]
03-Jul-2020 17:37 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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