Accident Piper PA-28-181 N21131,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 177352
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Date:Friday 7 May 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-181
Registration: N21131
MSN: 28-7990035
Year of manufacture:1978
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Many, Sabine, LA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:St. Elmo, AL (2R5)
Destination airport:Santa Monica Airport, CA (SMO/KSMO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During a cross country flight, the 287-hour private pilot became lost and then experienced a hard landing at an alternate airport. According to an air traffic controller, the pilot became lost and radioed for assistance. The controller directed the pilot to an alternate airport. The pilot stated he "found [the] airport and made a bad landing."
Probable Cause: The pilot's improper touchdown which resulted in a hard landing.




Revision history:

27-Jun-2015 17:18 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 18:00 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Nov-2022 00:31 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Destination airport]

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