LAX03LA021
LAX03LA021

On November 3, 2002, at 0930 mountain standard time, a Boeing A75N1, N53404, nosed over during landing at the Chandler Municipal Airport, Chandler, Arizona. The airplane was substantially damaged. Neither the private pilot nor the passenger was injured. The airplane was owned by the pilot and operated on the personal flight under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from Deer Valley, Arizona, about 0900.

The pilot reported to the National Transportation Safety Board investigator that he and his friend planned to fly to Chandler for breakfast. The pilot landed on runway 04L, which is 4,401 feet long by 75 feet wide. The wind was calm. The pilot indicated that the airplane bounced upon touchdown. Thereafter, he did not pull the elevator control stick aft enough, and the airplane bounced again. The pilot stated that he increased engine power in an attempt to "save the aircraft," but he lost directional control. The airplane veered off the runway and nosed over in the soft ground. In summary, the pilot indicated that no mechanical malfunctions were evident with his airplane, and the accident was just his error.

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