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N811AK accident description

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Crash location 42.935833°N, 85.805000°W
Nearest city Jenison, MI
42.907248°N, 85.791978°W
2.1 miles away
Tail number N811AK
Accident date 26 Aug 2009
Aircraft type Dekkinga Vans RV-7A
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that he executed a simulated engine out approach abeam the numbers at the end of the runway. He established a 500 foot per minute descent on the base leg to final. He angled the airplane toward the touchdown zone with the left wing slightly low. He reported that when the airplane was at 30 feet above ground level, he applied power and the nose pitched up 20 – 30 degrees. The left wing scraped the pavement, the airplane veered off the runway, and the airplane nosed over.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control during the landing.

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