ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 291521
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Narrative:According to the pilot of the tricycle landing gear equipped airplane, he was performing a normal approach and landing to an asphalt runway. He reported that after accomplishing the landing flare he recalled "jockeying" the stick in order to get closer to the runway. The airplane touched down, bounced three times and the pilot added power. The airplane struck the ground a fourth time and the nose gear collapsed. The pilot reported that the airplane skidded down the center of the runway and came to a halt. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall and frame.
|Date:||Saturday 2 January 2016|
Zenith CH 601 XL
|Year of manufacture:||2009|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Aircraft damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Chesapeake, Virginia -
United States of America
|Departure airport:||Norfolk-Chesapeake Regional Airport, VA (KCPK)|
|Destination airport:||Norfolk-Chesapeake Regional Airport, VA (KCPK)|
|Investigating agency: ||NTSB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
The pilot reported that there were no mechanical failures or anomalies prior to or during the flight that would have prevented normal flight operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain pitch control during the landing, causing the airplane to bounce and the nose gear to collapse, resulting in substantial damage to the firewall and frame.
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|Investigating agency: ||NTSB |
|Report number: ||GAA16CA098 |
|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Duration: ||3 months|
|Download report: || Final report|
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