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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205771
Last updated: 17 March 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-220T
Owner/operator:Auto Milestones Llc
Registration: N34JM
C/n / msn: 3449177
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Tunkhannock, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Falmouth, MA (5B6)
Destination airport:Tunkhannock, PA (76N)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, during landing and while in ground affect, “the airplane suddenly, and without an aural stall warning, lost lift and was forced onto the runway.” Subsequently, the nose gear landing collapsed, and the airplane veered off the runway to the right.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The automated weather observation system located about 15 miles from the accident site reported that, about 6 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 230° at 10 knots. The pilot landed on runway 19.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain adequate airspeed and his exceedance of the airplane’s critical angle of attack during landing in crosswind conditions, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall. 



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

07-Feb-2018 13:48 ASN Update Bot Added

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