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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146288
Last updated: 23 August 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk
Registration: N2510B
C/n / msn: 38-79A0097
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:West of Mount Vernon along County Road 1117, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Aurora, MO (2H2)
Destination airport:Mt. Vernon, MO
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was attempting to land on a grass strip with a tailwind. However, the airplane overshot the approach end of the runway by about 1,000 feet before it touched down; the pilot was unable to stop the airplane before it went off the runway and collided with trees. The pilot was operating without a valid medical certificate, and a review of his logbook revealed that his last logged flight occurred about 8 years before the accident. His most recent biennial flight review was about 19 years before the accident.
Probable Cause: The pilotís decision to continue the landing on a short grass runway with a tailwind after touching down beyond the touchdown point, and his subsequent failure to stop the airplane before colliding with trees off the end of that runway. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's lack of recent flight experience.


FAA register: [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:,0,3126053.story]

Revision history:

13-Jun-2012 07:40 gerard57 Added
13-Jun-2012 07:46 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Source]
13-Jun-2012 08:09 Geno Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport]
15-Jun-2012 09:47 Geno Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source]
03-Jul-2012 11:32 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:45 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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