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FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Oklahoma City FSDO-15
NTSB Identification: GAA17CA037
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 16, 2016 in Wagoner, OK
Aircraft: PIPER PA24, registration: N8277P
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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 he made the approach at 80 nautical miles per hour (knots) with full flaps, "crabbing into the wind," and during the landing roll a gust of wind caused the airplane to veer left of the runway centerline. The pilot further reported that he attempted to correct back to the centerline with rudder, but ran out of rudder authority. As the airplane veered off the left side of the runway the left wing impacted trees.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings.
The pilot reported that there were no pre impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.
The pilot reported the wind direction as variable, at a speed of 24 knots. The pilot landed runway 18. A weather reporting station 14 miles to the south, at 1353 reported wind 170 true at 17 knots gusting to 26 knots.