ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175162
Last updated: 30 December 2019
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200
Registration: N44LJ
C/n / msn: 34-7250298
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Davis, WV -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Winchester, VA (OKV)
Destination airport:Davis, WV (WV62)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Upon arriving in the vicinity of the airport, the pilot circled the runway twice to determine the wind direction and runway conditions. The runway appeared to look clear, with a few ice patches on the surface, and snow mounds off to the sides. After touching down on the runway, the left landing gear assembly encountered a "low flat" snow patch, and the airplane began to pull to the left. The airplane continued off the side of the runway, and came to rest upright in a snow-covered field.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control after encountering a snow patch on the runway. A factor related to the accident was the snowdrift.



Revision history:

06-Apr-2015 21:53 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:43 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description