NTSB Identification: ATL88DKG05.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35323.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 11, 1987 in PALMETTO, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/27/1988
Aircraft: AMERICAN FALCON XP, registration: N377AA
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

THE PILOT FAILED TO PROPERLY FLARE THE AIRCRAFT DURING A NORMAL LANDING WHICH RESULTED IN A HARD LANDING. THE NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY FAILED FROM OVERLOAD, AND THE PILOT WAS NOT ABLE TO CONTROL THE AIRCRAFT AS IT SLID OVER THE GROUND. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A PARKED AIRCRAFT RESULTING IN SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO BOTH AIRCRAFT. THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS REPORTED.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD

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