Friday, October 21, 2016

Van's RV-10, N710GC: Accident occurred October 04, 2016 in Portsmouth, Grafton County, New Hampshire

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Portland FSDO-65

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Docket And Docket Items -   National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Data Summary -  National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA052
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 04, 2016 in Portsmouth, NH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2017
Aircraft: CHAUDOIN GEORGE S RV 10, registration: N710GC
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.

The pilot reported that he landed the airplane fast and long, and was unaware that the grass runway was “extremely” wet. He further reported that the airplane was unable to slow down before exiting the end of the runway and impacting a dirt road. 

A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that the nose gear had collapsed and the firewall sustained substantial damage.

The pilot reported that there were no pre impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s failure to go around after recognizing that the airplane was high and fast, which resulted in a long landing on a wet runway and a runway excursion. 

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