NTSB Identification: ATL84LID01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23981.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 04, 1984 in FT. EUSTIS, VA
Aircraft: Champion S-150, registration: N5046N
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE MADE A SMOOTH LANDING USING FULL FLAPS. HE STATED THAT SUDDENLY WITH NO WARNING, THE LEFT WING CAME UP AND THE RIGHT WING HIT THE RUNWAY. THE ACFT WENT OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND THE RT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT A CH-46 HELICOPTER HAD DEPARTED THE RUNWAY APPROXIMATELY 1 MIN PRIOR TO THE LANDING. OPERATIONAL STANDARDS WERE ISSUED REQUIRING 3 MINUTES BETWEEN HELICOPTER LIFT-OFF AND FLYING CLUB ACFT LANDINGS FOLLOWING THE ACCIDENT.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR..OVERLOAD

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