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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 142139
Last updated: 20 June 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee G
Registration: N1352T
C/n / msn: 28-7205287
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:1/4 mile from the approach end of rwy 17, York Airport - KTHV, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Fredrick, MD (FDK)
Destination airport:Thomasville, PA (THV)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The private pilot was conducting a cross-country flight and landed at his destination airport, on runway 17 without incident. He taxied back to the beginning of the runway, took off, and entered a left traffic pattern for another approach to the same runway. The airplane was on final approach when it stalled and descended toward the ground. The airplane's left wing initially impacted the ground, followed by the nose. The airplane came to rest in a corn field about 1/4-mile from the approach end, and about 400 feet to the left of the extended runway centerline. Examination of the accident airplane’s global positioning system data revealed that the flight track data for the accident flight was similar to the flight track during the previous landing; however, the ground speeds during the final approach phase of the accident flight were significantly slower than during the previous landing. The airplane’s last recorded ground speed was 45 knots. According to the airplane’s performance charts, its stall speed for the landing configuration would have been 53 knots. Postaccident examination of the wreckage did not reveal any preimpact mechanical malfunctions that would have precluded normal operation. The wind reported at the airport about the time accident was from 230 degrees at 13 knots, gusting to 20 knots.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed during an approach in gusty crosswind conditions, which resulted in an inadvertent aerodynamic stall.


FAA register:,0,6246733.story_ (photo\'s)

Revision history:

29-Jan-2012 11:56 gerard57 Added
29-Jan-2012 13:39 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
29-Jan-2012 17:45 Geno Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
29-Jan-2012 19:02 Geno Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Jan-2012 22:09 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]
03-Feb-2012 19:36 Geno Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:52 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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