Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: http://app.ntsb.gov/pdf
Docket And Docket Items - National Transportation Safety Board: http://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms
Airplane Factory Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N232SL
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Long Beach FSDO-05
NTSB Identification: GAA17CA029
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, October 03, 2016 in Torrance, CA
Aircraft: AIRPLANE FACTORY (PTY) LTD SLING, registration: N232SL
Injuries: 1 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.
The solo student pilot reported that during landing in crosswind conditions, the airplane "porpoised back into the air two or three times, finally striking the nose gear hard." He further reported that the nose gear had been damaged and the airplane veered off the runway to the right.
The engine mounts sustained substantial damage.
The student pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The automated weather observing system at the accident airport, near the time of the accident, recorded the wind at 240 degrees true at 16 knots. The student pilot reported that the landing was on runway 29 right.