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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160827
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Type:Silhouette image of generic VELO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Velocity XL RG
Registration: N244FM
MSN: 3RX072
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Palm Beach County Glades Airport (KPHK), Pahokee, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Hollywood, FL (HWO)
Destination airport:Hollywood, FL (HWO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of the experimental amateur-built airplane was performing a simulated forced landing to the airport runway. As the airplane was in the landing flare, another pilot radioed that the accident airplane's landing gear was still retracted. About that time, the aft mounted propeller struck the runway and the pilot increased power in an attempt to abort the landing. The pilot subsequently lost control of the airplane and it impacted terrain to the side of the runway, resulting in serious injuries to the pilot and flight instructor, and substantial damage to the airframe. Examination of the wreckage following the accident revealed that the landing gear switch was selected to the "UP" position.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to ensure that the landing gear were extended during the simulated forced landing attempt. Contributing to the outcome was the pilot's decision to continue the aborted landing after the propeller had contacted the runway.



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

Revision history:

23-Sep-2013 00:37 Geno Added
23-Sep-2013 17:30 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Damage]
23-Sep-2013 17:34 Geno Updated [Registration, Operator, Total occupants, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 09:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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