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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39885
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Date:28-NOV-1993
Time:17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-180
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N7950W
C/n / msn: 28-1996
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Mount Airy, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Salisbury, NC (RUQ)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT MADE A DOWNWIND LANDING AND THE AIRCRAFT VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY TO THE RIGHT. THERE WERE 10 HORIZONTAL SLASH MARKS, MADE IN THE SOD BY THE AIRCRAFT PROPELLER, LOCATED 20 FEET OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT THEN IMPACTED A ROCK WALL AT THE BOTTOM OF A DRAINAGE DITCH LOCATED BETWEEN THE TAXIWAY AND THE RUNWAY, WHERE THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR WAS SEPARATED FROM THE AIRCRAFT. THE PILOT THEN DECIDED TO ABORT THE LANDING, ADDED POWER, AND MANAGED TO BECOME AIRBORNE. THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED TO BE TURNING TO THE LEFT, AND IN A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE AS IT DISAPPEARED FROM VIEW. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED A RESIDENCE APPROXIMATELY 1/2 MILE EAST OF THE RUNWAY. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S IMPROPER DECISION TO LAND DOWNWIND, FAILURE TO CONTROL THE AIRCRAFT ON THE GROUND, AND HIS DECISION TO ABORT THE LANDING AFTER LOSS OF CONTROL AND DAMAGE TO THE AIRCRAFT ON THE GROUND. A FACTOR IN THE ACCIDENT WAS THE GUSTY TAIL WIND AT THE TIME OF LANDING.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X13680


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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