ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 135096
Last updated: 26 May 2013
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Narrative:The commercial certificated pilot was landing a wheel-equipped airplane at a private gravel-covered airstrip during a Title 14, CFR Part 91 personal flight. The pilot said he inadvertently allowed the airplane to touchdown about 23 feet short of the airstrip, and the airplane's nose wheel collided with a dirt embankment. The nose wheel collapsed, but the airplane continued the landing roll on the gravel-covered airstrip. During the landing roll an engine compartment fire ensued. After the pilot exited, fire consumed the entire airplane. The pilot noted that there were no preaccident mechanical anomalies with the airplane.
|Operator:||Thomas W. Wright|
|C/n / msn:|| 17545|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Anchorage, AK -
United States of America
PROBABLE CAUSE:The pilot's misjudged distance/altitude during final approach, which resulted in an undershoot and subsequent in-flight collision with terrain. A factor associated with the accident was a landing gear collapse.
NTSB id 20061024X01553
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