Saturday, June 11, 2016

Tecnam P2002 Sierra, N323TC: Accident occurred June 09, 2016 near Marshall County Airport (KMPG), Moundsville, West Virginia 

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA300
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 09, 2016 in Moundsville, WV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/2016
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that as the airplane entered the landing flare, a crosswind gust "picked up the right wing." He further reported that he applied full power to go-around, and the airplane drifted to the left. Subsequently, the airplane struck trees next to the runway, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage, firewall, and both wings.

The pilot did not report any mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. 

The nearest automated weather observing station, which was 18 nautical miles north of the accident airport, about the time of the accident, reported the wind at 320 degrees true at 10 knots gusting to 16 knots. The pilot reported that he landed on a runway with a 240 degrees magnetic heading.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the go-around in gusty crosswind conditions, which resulted in a collision with trees.

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ohio — A single-engine plane crashed in Marshall County near the airport around 1 p.m. on Thursday.

Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Cecil said the pilot was headed from Michigan to Virginia and tried to stop to refuel, but a burst of wind caused him to crash just off the runway near a hill.

Marshall Co. Sheriff Kevin Cecil said he is unsure what caused the crash, but one man has suffered minor injuries.

"He was actually approaching, getting ready to land and a gust of wind came through and threw him off the runway, off course and down into a small ravine," Cecil said.

The pilot, who was alone in the plane, suffered minor injuries and refused aid.

The sheriff says the pilot does not own the plane. It was being delivered, he believes, to a new buyer when the crash occurred.

The crash is under investigation, but right now the pilot has not been cited.

The airport is located on Roberts Ridge off Kull Lane.

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Officials in Marshall County say a small plane crashed around 1:00 p.m. Thursday.

Marshall County EMA Director Tom Hart says the pilot was flying from Michigan to Virginia and was planning to stop and fuel the plane.

According to Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Cecil, the pilot tried to land at the Marshall County airport on Robert's Ridge when a wind gust lifted the plane and caused it to land in a small ravine.

The pilot suffered injuries but refused treatment.

Officials say the light duty, small single pilot plane was a total loss.

Officials are continuing the investigation.

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