NTSB Identification: WPR10CA351
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, July 15, 2010 in Fullerton, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/20/2010
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-236, registration: N8337A
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 pilot reported that during landing the airplane porpoised twice down the runway. He decided to continue the landing as he believed there to be sufficient remaining runway to abort the landing. The pilot attempted to stop the airplane using the brakes when the airplane skidded off the end of the runway and struck a chain link fence. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall during the accident sequence. The pilot reported that there were no preexisting mechanical problems with the airplane.

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

The pilot’s improper flare and inadequate bounced landing recovery, which resulted in a hard landing and porpoise down the runway.

Full narrative available

Index for Jul2010 | Index of months