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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21145
Last updated: 27 October 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PC12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pilatus PC-12/45
Owner/operator:JW Pilot Services, LLC
Registration: N522DJ
C/n / msn: 539
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Burnsville-Mountain Air Airport, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Atlanta, GA (PDK)
Destination airport:Burnsville, NC (2NC0)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was landing the Pilatus PC-12 on runway 32, a 2,900-foot-long, 50-foot-wide, asphalt runway, at an airport located in a mountainous area. After touchdown, the right wing lifted up, and the airplane became airborne again. The pilot flew back toward the center of the runway and touched down again; however, a gust of wind caused the airplane to veer to the left. The airplane's left wing was substantially damaged when it struck an embankment off the left side of the runway. The airplane subsequently came to rest on the embankment, approximately 150 feet prior to the end of the runway. The pilot reported that he did not experience any mechanical malfunctions of the airplane. Winds reported at an airport located about 39 miles northeast of the accident site, about the time of the accident, were from 300 degrees at 18 knots, gusting to 26 knots.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control while landing. Contributing to the accident was the gusty wind conditions.



Revision history:

17-Jun-2008 11:13 harro Added
06-Jan-2015 19:54 wf Updated [Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 10:52 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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