Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Zenith CH601, N676L: Accident occurred January 02, 2016 at Chesapeake Regional Airport (KCPK), Norfolk, Virginia


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Richmond FSDO-21

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA098
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, January 02, 2016 in Chesapeake, VA
Aircraft: JOHNSON GLENN L ZODIAC 601 XL, registration: N676L
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

According to the pilot of the tricycle landing gear equipped airplane, he was performing a normal approach and landing to an asphalt runway. He reported that after accomplishing the landing flare he recalled "jockeying" the stick in order to get closer to the runway. The airplane touched down, bounced three times and the pilot added power. The airplane struck the ground a fourth time and the nose gear collapsed. The pilot reported that the airplane skidded down the center of the runway and came to a halt. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall and frame.

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical failures or anomalies prior to or during the flight that would have prevented normal flight operation.

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