NTSB Identification: ERA13LA288
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 15, 2013 in Altoona, PA
Aircraft: Hagerty RV-7A, registration: N954CH
Injuries: 2 Serious.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On June 15, 2013, about 1400 eastern daylight time, an amateur built Hagerty RV-7A, N954CH, registered to and operated by a private individual, nosed over during landing at Altoona-Blair County Airport (AOO), Altoona, Pennsylvania. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight from Lynchburg Regional Airport/Preston Glenn Field (LYH), to AOO. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the private pilot and one passenger sustained serious injuries. The time of departure from LYH was not determined.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration inspector-in-charge (FAA-IIC), after touchdown on runway 03, the airplane bounced, touched down, and then nosed-over coming to rest inverted on grass adjacent to the runway.

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