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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198841
Last updated: 7 December 2020
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Date:31-MAY-2009
Time:17:38
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-181
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N811SA
C/n / msn: 2843619
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Caldwell, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Oneonta, NY (N66)
Destination airport:Caldwell, NY (CDW)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot stated that during landing the airplane drifted to the left side of the runway prior to touchdown. He attempted to correct with right rudder application but was unable because his shoe was lodged between an object and the rudder pedal. Slight aileron input was ineffective and additional aileron correction was not applied in order to prevent the right wing from contacting the runway. As the pilot applied full power for a go-around, the left flap contacted a runway edge light. The go-around was routine and the pilot returned and executed a normal landing. The left flap and left portion of the stabilator incurred damage. The pilot stated that there were no mechanical abnormalities present with the airplane prior to the flight.
Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during landing. Contributing to the accident was the pilotís failure to ensure that he could operate the rudder pedals without interference.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20090604X01851&key=1


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