Runway excursion Accident Diamond DA40 Diamond Star N817PA, 11 Aug 2009
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 286694
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Time:15:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DA40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Diamond DA40 Diamond Star
Owner/operator:Paramount Flight Services
Registration: N817PA
MSN: 40.817
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Rockingham, North Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Richmond County Airport, NC (KRCZ)
Destination airport:Richmond County Airport, NC (KRCZ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot entered left closed traffic, completed the before landing check, and extended the flaps to 10 degrees. He turned the airplane on base, final, and lowered the flaps to the full down position with a right cross wind. The pilot flared the airplane about 30 feet above the runway numbers and touched down on the runway. The airplane started to veer to the left and the pilot stated that he lost directional control of the airplane. The airplane went off the left side of the runway striking a runway light, continued into the grass, and collided with an embankment, receiving structural damage to the airframe. The pilot stated there were no mechanical problems with the airplane.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control on landing roll out.



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

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03-Oct-2022 14:35 ASN Update Bot Added

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