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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235203
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Date:30-JUN-2019
Time:08:49
Type:Silhouette image of generic BOLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Steen Skybolt
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N748JS
MSN: DJS001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Stafford, VA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Stafford, VA (RMN)
Destination airport:Stafford, VA (RMN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that, during landing, the biplane touched down right of the centerline, and the propeller struck the runway. He added power to go around, but the biplane drifted right, so he maneuvered it toward a grass field right of the runway and shut off the engine. He then leveled the biplane, and it subsequently landed hard, and the main landing gear collapsed. The biplane sustained substantial damage to the right-wing "I" strut. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the biplane that would have precluded normal operation.



Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain the runway heading during an aborted go-around, which resulted in a hard landing.  

Sources:

NTSB

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report
Location


Revision history:

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