Loss of control Accident Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee N6111W,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 305571
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Date:Thursday 5 January 2023
Time:16:04 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee
Registration: N6111W
MSN: 28-20126
Year of manufacture:1964
Total airframe hrs:2825 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-320-E2A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Paris, KY -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Paris, KY
Destination airport:Waddy , KY (3KY9)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot and two passengers were departing from a 2,800-ft-long turf runway and reported that prior to initiating the takeoff the wind was light and variable. During the initial climb after takeoff, and once the airplane had cleared a ridge and trees that ran parallel to the runway, the pilot reported that there was a “sudden windshear that caused a reduction in lift.' The pilot reduced the airplane's pitch attitude in an attempt to regain lift, but the airplane continued to descend. The pilot was unable to arrest the descent and the airplane subsequently impacted the ground. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures of the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. The automated weather observation at an airport 9 miles away noted wind at 10 knots, with no gusts or other convective activity described.

Probable Cause: The pilot's loss of control after encountering changing wind conditions during the initial climb, which resulted in descent and collision with terrain.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA23LA105
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report





Revision history:

16-Jun-2023 06:23 ASN Update Bot Updated
16-Jun-2023 06:26 harro Updated

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