National Transportation Safety Board - Aviation Accident Preliminary Report: http://app.ntsb.gov/pdf
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Cleveland FSDO-25
NTSB Identification: CEN16LA157
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, April 14, 2016 in Mansfield, OH
Aircraft: CZECH SPORT AIRCRAFT AS PIPER SPORT, registration: N197PS
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
On April 14, 2016, at 0822 eastern daylight time, a Czech Sport Aircraft AS Piper Sport, N197PS, impacted runway 32 during landing at the Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport (MFD), Mansfield, Ohio. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the pilot was uninjured. The airplane was registered to an operated by the pilot under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight that was not operating on a flight plan. The flight departed from Columbia Airport, Columbia Station, Ohio, and was destined to MFD.
An examination of the airplane showed the nose landing gear separated at a weld when it touched down, which resulted in the airplane's nose impacting the runway. The airplane's firewall sustained substantial damage.