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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 164805
Last updated: 7 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic GLST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Glasair Sportsman 2+2
Registration: N391TD
MSN: 7041
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Nehalem Bay State Airport (3S7), Manzanita, OR -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Richland, WA (RLD)
Destination airport:Manzanita, OR (3S7)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that during final approach, the wind gusts ballooned the airplane up and down. Just prior to landing, he added power however, the airplane subsequently landed hard and bounced. He stated he could see that the right main gear was damaged from the hard landing and decided to depart from the area and land at another airport. Further examination revealed substantial damage to the fuselage near the right landing gear attachment area. The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate landing flare and failure to maintain control of the airplane while landing with gusting wind.



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

Revision history:

20-Mar-2014 00:18 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 13:21 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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