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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198716
Last updated: 21 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200
Registration: N55378
C/n / msn: 34-7350207
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Springfield, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Muncie, IN (MIE)
Destination airport:Springfield, OH (SGH)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that he landed with extra power to compensate for gusting wind. He added that, after the main landing gear touched down, the airplane encountered a wind gust and ballooned up about 50 to 100 ft. The pilot initiated a go-around but was unsuccessful. The airplane impacted the runway in a flat attitude, and the nose landing gear was pushed/driven through the top of the cowling.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilotís inadequate compensation for gusting wind during the landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing.



Revision history:

19-Aug-2017 14:19 ASN Update Bot Added

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