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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178645
Last updated: 20 September 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-24-250
Registration: N6867P
C/n / msn: 24-2002
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Ogden-Hinckley Airport (OGD), Ogden, UT -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Page, AZ (PGA)
Destination airport:Ogden, UT (OGD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot said he made a normal landing. After the wheels had been on the ground for about 3 to 4 seconds, the airplane "jerked to the left and became airborne." He added a little power "to keep the nose wheel from bouncing." When the airplane touched back down, the pilot reduced power and began applying "small amounts of right rudder, but the plane would not turn to the right. The plane kept turning to the left and I had no control over it." The airplane went off the left side of the runway. The right main landing gear collapsed. The right wing struck the ground and was dragged through the dirt, buckling the right wing and firewall. Examination of the airplane showed the nose wheel fork and scissors had broken, consistent with an "overload bending fracture." There were also S-shaped skid marks on the runway.

Probable Cause: fracture and subsequent total failure of the nose gear strut. A contributing factor was the pilot not being able to control the airplane.



Revision history:

14-Aug-2015 16:58 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 18:03 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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