Hard landing Accident Diamond DA40 Diamond Star N659PS, 13 Jun 2009
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Date:13-JUN-2009
Time:07:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DA40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Diamond DA40 Diamond Star
Owner/operator:
Registration: N659PS
MSN: 40.659
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:West Chester, Pennsylvania -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:West Chester-Brandywine Airport, PA (OQN/KOQN)
Destination airport:West Chester-Brandywine Airport, PA (OQN/KOQN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The certificated flight instructor and his student remained in the airport traffic pattern to practice several full-stop landings. While on approach the student flared high and the airplane dropped 8 to 10 feet, contacting the 3,375-foot-long by 50-foot-wide runway and then bouncing back into the air. While the pilot initiated a go-around, the airplane drifted left of the runway and the airplane's left wing impacted trees. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wing spar and came to rest on the edge of the runway. Neither the flight instructor nor the student reported any mechanical failures or malfunctions of the airplane.

Probable Cause: The student pilot's improper recovery from a bounced landing. Contributing to the accident was the flight instructor's inadequate remedial action.

Sources:

NTSB ERA09CA341

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report
Location


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