NTSB Identification: LAX88DVA04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36494.
Accident occurred Monday, May 02, 1988 in MERCED, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: SCHUMANN KR-2, registration: N127AS
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

THE PILOT WAS FLIGHT TESTING A NEW AIRPLANE THAT HE HAD CONSTRUCTED. HE HAD COMPLETED TWO TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS. DURING A THIRD APPROACH, WITNESSES OBSERVED THE AIRPLANE APPROACHING THE RUNWAY AT A VERY HIGH AIRSPEED. THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN ON THE RUNWAY AND PORPOISED. AFTER TOUCHING DOWN ON THE RUNWAY TWO MORE TIMES, THE AIRPLANE DOVE TO THE LEFT AND CRASHED IN A FIELD.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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