Runway excursion Accident Diamond DA40 Diamond Star N388MA, 30 Jun 2010
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 288378
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Time:15:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DA40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Diamond DA40 Diamond Star
Owner/operator:Harbor Aviation LLC
Registration: N388MA
MSN: 40.522
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Farmingdale, New York -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:New Haven-Tweed Airport, CT (HVN/KHVN)
Destination airport:Farmingdale-Republic Airport, NY (FRG/KFRG)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The student pilot stated that he was conducting a "normal" landing to runway 32. During the landing flare, the airplane "seemed to float," and the airspeed "was getting low." The student pilot applied power, and the airplane contacted the runway and "pulled hard" to the left before exiting the runway into the grass. The airplane impacted a runway sign and traveled approximately 1,000 feet across several taxiways and grass areas before it impacted a parked airplane and came to rest. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing. The student pilot reported there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies. Winds at the accident airport, recorded 23 minutes after the accident, were from 240 degrees at 11 knots, with gusts to 20 knots, and a Federal Aviation Administration inspector confirmed there were left crosswinds at the time of the accident.

Probable Cause: The student pilot's failure to maintain directional control during a crosswind landing.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report
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