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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175162
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:16-FEB-2004
Time:14:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N44LJ
C/n / msn: 34-7250298
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Davis, WV -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Winchester, VA (OKV)
Destination airport:Davis, WV (WV62)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20040310X00311&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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]

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