Thursday, March 10, 2016

Remos G-3/600 Mirage, N201RQ: Accident occurred March 09, 2016 in Chesapeake, Lawrence County, Ohio


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Cincinnati FSDO-05

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA148
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 09, 2016 in Chesapeake, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/03/2016
Aircraft: REMOS AIRCRAFT GMBH G 3/600, registration: N201RQ
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

According to the pilot, during final approach, his airspeed was too fast. He reported that he decided to extend the landing flare in ground effect in order to bleed off the excess airspeed. As the airplane's main landing gear touched down on the runway, the airplane bounced. The pilot reported that when the airplane settled back on the runway, the nose gear collapsed and the airplane exited the runway to the left. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall and the composite fuselage floorboard. 

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical failures or anomalies with the airplane prior to or during the flight that would have prevented normal flight operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's unstable approach, which resulted in excessive airspeed during the touchdown, subsequent bounced landing, collapsed nose landing gear, and a runway excursion.

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