Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2004 Issue

March 10, Bardstown, KY / Diamond Star

Shortly before noon eastern time, the ATP-rated pilot attempted to land the Diamond DA-40 at a private field. Neither the pilot nor his passenger were injured. The pilot said he circled the field twice before setting up for a full-flap landing to the south. Despite flying “as close as possible” to trees on final and performing a slip to lose altitude, the airplane landed half-way down the 2,500 foot-long turf runway. The pilot retracted the flaps, applied maximum braking and then “lost directional control” during the landing rollout. Both wings were “substantially” damaged when the airplane impacted a knoll during the runway excursion....

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