NTSB Identification: BFO86FIG03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32576.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 31, 1986 in BALTIMORE, MD
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7FC, registration: N9853Y
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO TOUCH DOWN HARD ON THE SOD RWY, BOUNCE INTO THE AIR, AND COME BACK DOWN ON THE LEFT MAIN AND NOSE WHEEL. THE NOSE WHEEL FORK BROKE AND THE NOSE WHEEL DEPARTED THE ACFT. THE ACFT CONTINUED TO SLIDE FOR APRX 24 FT AFTER WHICH TIME IT NOSED OVER ONTO ITS BACK. THE PLT STATED THAT THE ACCIDENT MAY HAVE BEEN PREVENTED BY USING A HIGHER APCH SPEED AND BY NOT DRAGGING THE BRAKES UPON TOUCHDOWN.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


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