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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201961
Last updated: 20 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-180
Owner/operator:Pikes Peak Pilot Center
Registration: N8804J
C/n / msn: 28-2754
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Colorado Sprngs, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:COS
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot said the landing approach was 'normal,' but once the wheels touched down, 'the plane began skidding to the right and the nose wheel began vibrating uncontrollably.' The pilot attempted steer the aircraft with the rudder pedals and applied the brakes, but was unable to regain control of the aircraft. The aircraft then skidded off the left side of the runway. The right wing struck the 9,000 foot remaining runway sign. The wind was from 110 degrees at 7 knots. This was the pilot's second solo flight.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the aircraft during landing touchdown. A factor was the sign.



Revision history:

26-Nov-2017 10:00 ASN Update Bot Added

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