The pilot was attempting to land the RV6A in Lewisburg, Tenn. During the approach he was flying “slightly high and slightly too fast.”
He reduced power in an attempt to make the landing.
The airplane bounced hard on the runway and he applied power in an attempt to remain airborne, but lost directional control of the airplane.
The left wing hit the ground and the plane went off the runway, resulting in substantial damage to the right wing and fuselage.
The NTSB determined the probable causes to be the pilot’s improper landing flare and failure to maintain directional control during the landing.
NTSB Identification: ERA13CA132
This February 2013 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.