CEN12CA085
CEN12CA085

The pilot said he was on a short final approach to runway 34. The airspeed was between 70 and 75 knots indicated and one-third flaps were extended. When he felt he was in a position to land, he retarded the throttle to idle. The airplane settled rapidly and he reapplied power. The airplane struck trees in a ravine 300 feet short of the runway. Both wings and the fuselage were buckled. The pilot said if he had come in higher and faster, the accident most likely would not have occurred.

Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsis
Return to Query Page