Hard landing Accident Aeroprakt A-22 Valor N712FP, 30 Jun 2018
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223377
 
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Date:30-JUN-2018
Time:19:12
Type:Silhouette image of generic AP22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aeroprakt A-22 Valor
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N712FP
MSN: 223
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Malone, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Malone, NY (MAL)
Destination airport:Malone, NY (MAL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
According to the pilot, he overflew the airport and assessed the winds for landing. During the landing flare, the airplane encountered a crosswind gust from the right. The right wing lifted, and the left wing struck the ground. The airplane pivoted about the left wing and landed hard.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing spar.
The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The pilot reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind at the airport was from 240° and light and variable, gusting to 7 knots. The pilot landed on runway 23.



Probable Cause: The pilot’s improper crosswind correction during the landing flare in gusting wind conditions, which resulted in a hard landing.


Sources:

NTSB

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

1 Jul 2018 N712FP Private 0 Malone-Dufort Airport (KMAL), Franklin County, NY sub
Runway excursion.

Location


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