Accident Skykits Savannah VGW N508TG, 19 Mar 2014
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 165212
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Skykits Savannah VGW
Registration: N508TG
MSN: 08-11-51-789
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Platte Valley Airpark (18V), Hudson, Colorado -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Hudson, CO (18V)
Destination airport:Hudson, CO (18V)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was practicing short field stop-and-go landings. On one approach to the turf strip, the airplane was too low and the main landing gear contacted a berm short of the landing strip. The nose gear collapsed and the airplane nosed over resulting in substantial damage to the vertical stabilizer. The pilot reported that there were no prior mechanical malfunctions or failures, but that a gusty wind may have resulted in a downdraft.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate monitoring of his glide path resulting in a collision with a berm prior to landing.



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

Revision history:

03-Apr-2014 23:09 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 13:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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