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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74007
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CH75 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Zenair STOL CH 750
Owner/operator:Kramer Clemens E
Registration: N148CK
MSN: 75-7497
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Temporary grass runway Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, Flo -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Fort Drum, FL (FL75)
Destination airport:Lakeland, FL (KLAL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was landing an experimental amateur-built airplane on a 1,500-foot temporary grass runway, which was created for an annual fly-in event. During landing, he deployed 5 degrees of flaps, reduced power about 5 feet above the runway, and while attempting to flare, felt he had no elevator authority. The nosegear impacted the ground first and collapsed, and the airplane settled on its left wing tip with damage to the left wing. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical problems with the airplane and that the airplane was not equipped with a stall warning device, nor was there an option to purchase and install one as a kit-item from the manufacturer. The pilot further stated that the accident landing was only the third time he had deployed the flaps for landing. A quartering headwind at 6 knots was reported about the time of the accident.
Probable Cause: The pilot's improper flare, which resulted in a nosegear collapse during landing.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report


Photo was taken at Sun 'n Fun 2010 in Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport about an hour after the accident.

Revision history:

20-Apr-2010 10:29 Digitalis Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 16:35 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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