Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tecnam P-2004 Bravo, N54EB: Accident occurred April 09, 2017 at Catalina Airport (KAVX), Avalon, Los Angeles County, California

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Long Beach, California

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA222 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 09, 2017 in Avalon, CA
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 pilot reported that just before touchdown a gust of wind lifted the right wing and drifted the airplane to the left of the runway. He added that the airplane touched down and ballooned in a nose high attitude. The pilot added power and lowered the nose "to prevent a stall" and the airplane landed hard. The left wingtip struck the ground and airplane came to rest in the grass to the left of the runway.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The pilot reported on the NTSB 6120.1 form that the wind was light and variable.

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