ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44824
Last updated: 22 May 2013
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Narrative:While attempting to land, the airplane impacted in a level attitude, about 10 feet short of the runway threshold. The airplane was landing to the southeast, using runway 14. Witnesses at the airport estimated that the winds were 15 knots gusting to 25 knots out of the northwest. A post impact fire destroyed the airplane. Federal Aviation Administration inspectors examined the airplane wreckage and found no evidence of a preimpact mechanical malfunction or failure. CAUSE: the pilot's inadequate in-flight planning/decision and selection of the wrong runway, and his inadequate compensation for the gusting tail wind conditions, which resulted in a stall/mush.
|Operator:||Harold William Bruce|
|C/n / msn:|| 0001|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Cloverdale, CA -
United States of America
|Departure airport:||HEALDSBURG, CA (O31)|
|Destination airport:||CLOVERDALE, CA (O60)|
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