Hello my dear fellow pilots!
How hard is it to avoid making a hard landing??
Surely, after enjoying a good time in air, things get really critical when you have to bring yourself and the airplane you are flying, back on land and in one piece.
Hearing those screeching sound as the aircraft tyre touch the runway on landing is the dream or better say the aim of every student pilot or the one learning to fly.
You get closer to the ground by every second and you also have to reduce speed of your aircraft, while still remaining flyable.
Today’s NTSB accident report details about how bad things can get if things don’t turn up the way as we want for the right landing.
Unfortunately, in today’s NTSB accident report, there is nothing to tell from pilot’s side and he was not there to tell anything of what went wrong.
According to the FAA Aviation Safety Inspector, a hard landing was made by a pilot at the airport in McCall, Idaho.
This resulted in the left main gear separating from the AirCam aircraft.
The landing was subsequently aborted by the pilot and as he tried to make the second landing, it only resulted in airplane ground looping.
There was substantial damage to the aircraft with the lift struts and lower fuselage losing their normal shape badly.
A number of attempts were made to contact the pilot, but he did not bothered to come out and fill the National Transportation Safety Board Form 6120.1 Pilot / Operator Aircraft Accident / Incident Report.
He did not even say anything to National Transportation Safety Board on how the accident occurred.
So, what was the probable reason for this accident – The pilot did not flare the aircraft properly which resulted in hard landing.
NTSB Identification – GAA16CA522
This NTSB accident report details on how and what things can go wrong while we are flying or learning to fly. These reports is for educational purpose and make pilots safer.