Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Diamond DA40NG, N910XD: Accident occurred September 02, 2017 at Phoenix Goodyear Airport (KGYR), Arizona

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

CTC Aviation Leasing (US) Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N910XD

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA516
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 02, 2017 in Goodyear, AZ
Aircraft: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND GMBH DA 40 NG, registration: N910XD
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 approach, he felt a "slight sink". He added that the main landing gears touched down and the airplane began to porpoise. The student pilot added power to initiate a go-around, but the airplane veered left. The porpoising continued, so the pilot reduced power to idle and attempted to use brakes to steer. The airplane exited the runway to the left and impacted a taxiway sign.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

The student pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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