MIA00LA254
MIA00LA254

On August 26, 2000, about 1240 eastern daylight time, a Beech D-45, N20685, registered to the United States Navy, and operated by Jax Navy Flying Club, as a Title 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight, struck a wing while landing at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The aircraft incurred substantial damage, and the private-rated pilot, and one passenger sustained no injuries. The flight originated from Bunnell, Florida, the same day, about 1140.

The pilot stated that as he was landing the aircraft he flared it too high, and the right wing dropped and impacted the runway before the landing gear. He further stated that as a result of the impact, a 4-foot outboard section of the right wing had buckled. In addition, the pilot said that prior to the accident, there had been no mechanical malfunctions or failures to the aircraft or any of its systems. The pilot said that he was wearing prescription sunglasses with bifocals at the time of the accident, and he felt that they affected his depth perception.

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