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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240781
Last updated: 1 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CH2T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Zenair CH 2000
Owner/operator:Orlando Aviators Flying Club Inc
Registration: N677NA
C/n / msn: 20-1029
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Ocala, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Orlando, FL (ORL)
Destination airport:Ocala, FL (OCF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The solo student pilot reported that, during landing, the airplane "bounced" and that "out of instinct," he pushed the yoke down to try and "get the plane down," which resulted in the nosewheel collapsing and the propeller striking the runway. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the forward fuselage. The operator reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The student pilot's improper landing flare and subsequent improper recovery from a bounced landing, which resulted in the nosewheel collapsing.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

01-Sep-2020 16:55 ASN Update Bot Added

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