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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82882
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Type:Silhouette image of generic FDCT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Flight Design CTSW
Registration: N459CT
MSN: 07-08-12
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Fullerton Airport, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Santa Ana, CA (SNA)
Destination airport:Fullerton, CA (FUL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was performing the third landing attempt in the light sport airplane. He reported aborting the prior attempts due to the approach being too high and fast. On the third landing, he descended to about 10 feet over the runway, when a gust of wind blew the airplane to the right, and over the taxiway. He countered with rudder and left control stick input, and the airplane returned to the runway. He allowed the airspeed to degrade, and the airplane landed hard on the nose and left wheel. The nose gear subsequently collapsed, and the airplane veered off the runway and nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the vertical stabilizer and wings during the accident sequence. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunction or failures.
Probable Cause: The pilot's improper flare during landing.



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

Revision history:

25-Nov-2010 16:09 Fusko Added
26-Nov-2010 03:07 MarkStep Updated [Date, Source]
26-Nov-2010 11:00 bizjets101 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 18:39 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]

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