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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236968
Last updated: 2 September 2020
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Date:13-JUN-2020
Time:16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic PISI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pipistrel Sinus 912
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N783TH
C/n / msn: 467 S 912 KIT
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Brookline Airport (NH16), Brookline, NH -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Brookline, NH (NH16)
Destination airport:Brookline, NH (NH16)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot of the experimental, amateur-built motor glider was landing on a 1,926-ft-long, 24-ft-wide runway with about a 6 knot quartering tailwind. During his first attempted landing the motor glider was high and fast on approach and the pilot elected to go-around. During his second attempt, the motor glider was also high and fast but the pilot elected to continue the approach to landing, using full air brakes and wing flaps. During the approach, he slowed the motor glider to 40 knots (6 knots above stall speed), and the motor glider then seemed to drop from about 10 ft above the runway and land hard. The right landing gear leg collapsed, and the motor glider veered off the right side of the runway, struck a vertical approach slope indicator, and was substantially damaged. Review of the Pilot's Operating Handbook revealed that the final approach speed should always be 55 knots with full flaps regardless of approaching with zero or full airbrakes. The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the motor glider that would have precluded normal operation.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20200614X01957&key=1
https://www.wmur.com/article/small-plane-crashes-while-landing-at-brookline-airport-no-injuries-reported/32859155
https://patch.com/new-hampshire/milford-nh/fire-ems-respond-plane-crash-airstrip-brookline-nh
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N783TH

https://www.pipistrel-usa.com/sinus/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jun-2020 02:00 Geno Added
14-Jun-2020 02:13 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
14-Jun-2020 02:14 Geno Updated [Time]
02-Sep-2020 13:54 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Plane category]

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