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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201578
Last updated: 13 July 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk
Registration: N2345G
C/n / msn: 38-79A0501
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Taylor, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Georgetown, TX (GTU)
Destination airport:Taylor, TX (T74)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot was landing on runway 17. During touchdown, the airplane bounced twice before swerving and exiting the right side of the runway. During the accident the left main landing gear collapsed and the left wing and fuselage sustained substantial damage. Approximately 16 minutes after the accident, a weather reporting station located 13 miles northwest of the accident site, reported winds from 160 degrees at 11 knots gusting to 16 knots.
Probable Cause: The student pilot's improper flare during landing. Contributing to the accident was the gusty winds.



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22-Nov-2017 10:44 ASN Update Bot Added

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