On September 14, 2002, approximately 1130 mountain daylight time, a Stinson L-5E, N8369H, was substantially damaged when it collided with terrain following a hard landing at Spanish Fork-Springville Airport, Spanish Fork, Utah. The private pilot and his passenger were not injured. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed for the personal flight being conducted under Title 14 CFR Part 91. The flight originated approximately 1040 from Nephi Municipal Airport, Nephi, Utah. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to the pilot's accident report and a previous telephone conversation, the airplane landed hard and bounced. The pilot said he added power. When the airplane touched down, "the nose had drifted to the right" and the airplane departed the runway. "I don't believe I applied sufficient rudder to offset the p-factor of the added power," the pilot wrote. The left main landing gear dropped into a hole and broke off. The airplane fell to the ground, damaging the outboard portion of the left wing spar and wing tip. The wooden prop was shattered, the firewall was wrinkled, and the carburetor and exhaust system were damaged.