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N876MB accident description

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Crash location 42.328056°N, 72.611111°W
Nearest city Northampton, MA
42.325090°N, 72.641201°W
1.6 miles away
Tail number N876MB
Accident date 24 Nov 2017
Aircraft type Aveko Sro VL-3C-1
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

According to the pilot, during the landing flare the airplane was fast, and he tried to bleed off the airspeed by applying back pressure, but the airplane ballooned. Upon touch down the airplane porpoised, after which, the airplane veered to the left and exited the left side of the runway. The airplane impacted the visual approach slope indicator lights that were located on the left side of the runway.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and the fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot’s improper landing flare, which resulted in a loss of directional control and subsequent impact with approach lighting.

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