Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary ERA21LA279

Statesville, NC, USA

Aircraft #1




The pilot reported that the airplane was at an excessive speed on final approach and landed hard. After the hard landing, the airplane bounced and touched down a second time. The pilot was unable to regain control of the airplane and it veered left off the runway and came to rest in a grassy area nose down. The pilot added that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions. Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed substantial damage to the empennage and right wing.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control while landing, which resulted in a runway excursion and collision with terrain.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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