Thursday, December 22, 2016

Piper PA-28-140, N9541W: Accident occurred December 22, 2016 at Shreveport Downtown Airport (KDTN), Shreveport, Louisiana

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf 

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Docket And Docket Items - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms


http://registry.faa.gov/N9541W


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA103
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, December 22, 2016 in Shreveport, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/2017
Aircraft: PIPER PA28, registration: N9541W
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 of the low-wing airplane reported that, during the approach in variable crosswind conditions, the airplane encountered a wind gust from the right for which he corrected and that he then continued the approach. He further reported that, about 10 ft above the runway, the airplane encountered another stronger wind gust from the right and he decided to go around. During the go-around, the airplane encountered yet another wind gust from the right; the right wing rose ,and the left wing dropped and contacted the ground. Subsequently, the airplane cartwheeled and came to rest on the left side of the runway.

The pilot reported there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.
The local reported weather about the time of the accident included wind from 060° at 6 knots. The pilot landed on runway 32.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s inadequate compensation for crosswind conditions during the go-around, which resulted in a loss of airplane control.

The pilot of the low wing airplane reported that during the approach in variable crosswind conditions, the airplane encountered a gust of wind from the right for which he corrected and continued the approach. He further reported, that about 10 feet above the runway the airplane encountered another stronger gust of wind from the right and he decided to go around. During the go-around, the airplane encountered yet another gust of wind from the right; the right wing rose and the left wing dropped and contacted the ground. Subsequently, the airplane cartwheeled and came to rest on the left side of the runway.

The pilot reported there were no pre accident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.


A review of local weather at approximately the time of the accident reported; wind direction 060 degrees true, at 6 knots. The pilot landed on runway 32.




SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A strong gust of wind is believed to be to blame for the crash of a small plane early Thursday afternoon at the Shreveport Downtown Airport.  It happened just after 2 p.m. 

Witnesses said the aircraft was caught by a strong gust of wind and tossed it over, sending it off the runway and into the grass.

The pilot suffered a minor abrasion to the head, but according to the Shreveport Fire Department, he was experiencing some difficulty breathing while in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. At last report, he was expected to recover. 

There was no one else on board the aircraft, which is a Piper PA-28-140 is registered to Martin J. Carter of Bossier City according to FAA records. 

According to Shreveport Director of Airports Henry Thompson, the pilot was doing practice approaches when it happened. 

One wing was broken off when the plane was bounced off the runway and the crash resulted in a fuel leak. Fire crews were called to contain the fuel leak and control hazardous emissions.

A preliminary report makes no conclusive determination of what happened. However, the fire department confirms that authorities believe that strong winds may have caused the aircraft to flip over landing topside-down and break a wing while the pilot was attempting to land the plane.

The airport is open with limited operation, according to Thompson. 

The Federal Aviation Administration and the Shreveport Airport Authority are investigating the crash.

Story and video:   http://www.ksla.com




SHREVEPORT, La. -    The pilot of a small private plane was injured at Shreveport's Downtown Airport Thursday afternoon when the plane flipped as it was landing.  

A witness said the pilot of the Piper PA-28-140 had just touched down on the runway when the plane bounced and then flipped.

A preliminary report makes no conclusive determination of what happened.  However, authorities believe that strong winds may have caused the aircraft  to crash, breaking a wing while the pilot was attempting to land the plane.

The pilot, who was the only person on board, got out of the plane on his own. Shreveport firefighters converged on the crash site and were treating the injured pilot. He was taken to a local hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. 

Emergency crews reported that the pilot sustained a minor abrasion to his head and was experiencing some difficulty breathing while being transported.  In addition to performing life-saving procedures, fire crews were called to contain a fuel leak and control hazardous emissions.

The accident happened about 2:15 p.m.  The airport was closed to air traffic after the crash.

The plane was destroyed, the witness said.

Story and video:   http://www.ktbs.com

 

SHREVEPORT, La.

A strong gust of wind is likely the cause of a small plane crash at Shreveport Downtown Airport.

The crash happened shortly before 2:30 p.m.

Officials with the Shreveport Fire Department say a gust of wind hit the plane as it was landing that cause it to flip over. One of the plane's wings were ripped off. 

The pilot of the plane was the only person on board.

Fire crews treated him at the scene and he was taken to a local hospital with serious, but non life threatening injuries. 

Emergency crews reported that the pilot sustained a minor abrasion to his head and was experiencing some difficulty breathing while being transported.  

In addition to performing life-saving procedures, fire crews were called to contain a fuel leak and control hazardous emissions. 

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Shreveport Airport Authority are investigating the crash. 

Source:  http://www.arklatexhomepage.com






A small, single-engine plane crashed at Shreveport’s Downtown Airport Thursday afternoon.

Shreveport Fire Department’s assistant chief Fred Sanders confirmed that the plane appeared to have crashed around 2 p.m.

The single person was on board and taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries that fire personnel said were not life-threatening.

Circumstances surrounding the events leading up to the accident were not immediately available, but Sanders said one of the aircraft’s wings appeared to have sustained significant damage.

No smoke or flames were visible at the sight of the accident, and Sanders confirmed that only the single aircraft was involved in the incident.

Story and video:   http://www.shreveporttimes.com

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