Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cleveland, Ohio
NTSB Identification: CEN17LA154
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, April 07, 2017 in Greensburg, IN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135, registration: N2389A
Injuries: 1 Minor, 2 Uninjured.
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On April 7, 2017, at 1835 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-22-135, N2389A, impacted terrain near the Greensburg Municipal Airport (I34), Greensburg, Indiana. The pilot received minor injuries and two passengers were uninjured. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 and was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal flight that departed from Upper Cumberland Regional Airport, Sparta, Tennessee, at 1535, and was destined to I34.
The airplane was on approach to runway 36 at I34 when it experienced an uncontrolled left roll. The pilot attempted a forced landing but impacted terrain.