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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203308
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tecnam P2008
Registration: N445X
MSN: 119
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lone Rock, WI -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Lone Rock, WI (LNR)
Destination airport:Lone Rock, WI (LNR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The solo student pilot reported that he was practicing a stop-and-go landing on the asphalt runway. He recalled that, while on the downwind leg of the approach pattern, he was headed into a bright sunset. On short final, ďa medium sized, reddish brown animal ran across the runway near the numbers from right to left.Ē The student overflew the animal, and the airplane bounced upon touchdown. He applied full power to abort the landing, but the airplane veered left and exited the left side of the runway. About 40 ft from the runway, the airplane encountered soft soil and nosed over.
During a conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge, the student pilot stated that he may have become fixated on the animal during the approach. He could not recall whether he manipulated the yoke to avoid the animal.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left-wing strut.
The student reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The student pilotís improper landing flare, which resulted in a bounced landing and subsequent loss of directional control and runway excursion during the aborted landing. Contributing to the improper landing flare was the studentís distraction by a deer running across the runway.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

23-Dec-2017 20:16 ASN Update Bot Added

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