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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233801
Last updated: 3 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow II
Registration: N41429
C/n / msn: 28R-7435180
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Twin Falls City County Airport (TWF/KTWF), Twin Falls, ID -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Twin Falls City County Airport, ID (TWF/KTWF)
Destination airport:Jackpot, NV (K06U)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, during the takeoff roll with an 80 left crosswind of 18 knots, gusting to 24 knots, the airplane unexpectedly became airborne due to a wind gust. The airplane drifted off the right side of the runway, so the pilot aborted the takeoff and landed on dirt, closed the throttle, and applied braking. As the airplane continued forward, its right wing impacted a runway approach light, which resulted in substantial damage to the right wing. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's loss of directional control during takeoff in gusting crosswind conditions, which resulted in a runway excursion and impact with a runway approach light.



FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

10-Mar-2020 02:28 Geno Added
10-Mar-2020 05:22 RobertMB Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
03-Jul-2020 12:39 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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