This July 2008 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: Pipistrel Virus 912. Injuries: None. Location: Bend, Ore. Aircraft damage: Substantial
What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land in his powered glider. It touched down hard and bounced, then veered to the right of the runway centerline. It then swerved left and the pilot could not regain control. It went down an embankment and nosed over. The pilot opined that the aircraft had “too much energy” during the landing sequence.
Probable cause: The pilot’s improper flare, inadequate bounced landing recovery, and his failure to maintain directional control.
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