ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44170
Last updated: 14 November 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Silhouette image of generic E300 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Extra EA-300S
Registration: N124X
MSN: 012
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Greenfield, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:San Jose, CA (KRHV)
Destination airport:Greenfield, CA (3CA7)
Investigating agency: NTSB
At the conclusion of a Title 14, CFR Part 91 flight, the commercial certificated pilot was landing an experimental/exhibition airplane at a rural airport after performing about 20 minutes of aerobatic flight in a nearby aerobatic practice area. Witnesses reported that the airplane appeared to fly a left (southeast) downwind pattern, paralleling the runway. Near the approach end of the runway, the airplane made a right turn of about 45 degrees, away from the runway, then made a steep left turn, toward the runway. The airplane was then observed to level the wings and descend toward the ground with about a 10 degree nose-down attitude. The airplane collided with the ground in what witnesses described as a flat, level attitude with a high vertical velocity. The airplane bounced and struck the ground a second time, coming to rest within about 50 feet of the initial impact point, and about 15 degrees to the right of the runway heading. The airplane came to rest about 100 feet to the right, and about 850 feet past the approach end of the runway. Inspection of the airplane disclosed no evidence of any preimpact mechanical anomalies.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed during the base leg to final approach phase of a VFR landing pattern, which resulted in an inadvertent stall and an uncontrolled descent. A factor contributing to the accident was the inadvertent stall/mush.



Other occurrences involving this aircraft

12 Jul 1992 026 Fuerza Aérea de Chile w/o


Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
23-Oct-2014 16:26 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
05-Dec-2017 09:03 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description