Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Piper PA-28R-200, N4792T, Phase Three Arrow Inc: Accident occurred January 24, 2017 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Phase Three Arrow Inc: 

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA123
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 24, 2017 in Wichita, KS
Aircraft: PIPER PA 28R, registration: N4792T
Injuries: 3 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 during the landing roll in a gusting crosswind, the airplane veered off the runway to the left into the grass. During the runway excursion, the right wing impacted an airport sign, which resulted in substantial damage. After the airplane had stopped, the pilot taxied to the ramp without further incident.

The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

A review of recorded data from the automated weather observation station located on the airport, revealed that, about 2 minutes before the accident the wind was 310° at 22 knots, wind gusts at 27 knots. The airplane landed on runway 1R.

According to the pilot operating handbook for the accident airplane, the maximum demonstrated crosswind component for the airplane is 20 miles per hour/17.3 knots.

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