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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 229594
Last updated: 5 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RV10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-10
Registration: N110DV
MSN: 40065
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Spring Branch, TX -   United States of America
Departure airport:Meridian, MS (MEI)
Destination airport:Meridian, MS (MEI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, on short final, the airplane was too low, too slow, and right of the runway centerline, and that he overcorrected to clear trees located at the approach end of runway 12. Subsequently, the airplane stalled and touched down on the upsloping approach end of the runway. The right wing struck rising terrain in the safety area on the right side of the runway, and the airplane skidded across the grass safety area and came to rest on the parallel taxiway.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the engine mounts.
The runway had rising terrain at both the approach and departure ends. The airport facility directory noted that runway 12 had 20-ft-tall trees 25 ft from the runway threshold and required a 4:1 glideslope to remain clear of them.
The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain the proper glidepath and his subsequent abrupt maneuver to avoid trees, which led to the exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack and resulted in an aerodynamic stall during landing and a subsequent loss of directional control.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year 1 month
Download report: Final report


Photo of N110DV courtesy

Oshkosh - Wittman Regional (KOSH / OSH)
26 July 2011; (c) Alex Christie

Revision history:

02-Oct-2019 07:51 ASN Update Bot Added

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