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Lancair 320, N825D: Accident occurred October 22, 2013 at Flying W Airport (N14), Lumberton Township, Burlington County, New Jersey

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: ERA14CA016
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Lumberton, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/13/2014
Aircraft: DENISAR RICHARD A LANCAIR 320, registration: N825D
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 initially reported that the airplane landed "a little hard" and he performed a go-around. During the second landing, the right main landing gear collapsed and the airplane departed the right side of the runway. In a subsequent statement, he described the first landing as a "bounce" and suggested a phenolic block in the airframe landing-gear support structure had failed, which resulted in the gear collapse and substantial damage to the airplane. Examination of the wreckage and photographs by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aviation safety inspector revealed that an aluminum landing gear bracket as well as the surrounding structure failed due to impact and overload.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
A hard landing by the pilot, which resulted in overload failure of landing gear components and surrounding structure.

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