Sunday, May 7, 2017

Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow II, N33006: Accident occurred May 07, 2017 at Capital City Airport (KFFT), Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA263
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, May 07, 2017 in Frankfort, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/2017
Aircraft: PIPER PA28R, registration: N33006
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, during the landing flare, it felt like “[something] pushed [the airplane] real hard from behind.” He added that he applied power, but the airplane continued in a rapid descent. The airplane landed hard, bounced, and veered to the left upon the second touchdown. The pilot added full power and right rudder to recover, but the airplane exited the runway to the left and impacted a small hill. 

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
A review of recorded data from the automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 310° at 12 knots, gusting to 19 knots. The airplane landed on runway 25.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s improper landing flare and subsequent failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll in gusting crosswind conditions.

The pilot reported that during the landing flare, it felt like "[something] pushed [the airplane] real hard from behind". He added that he applied power, but the airplane continued in a rapid descent. The airplane landed hard, bounced, and veered to the left upon the second touchdown. The pilot added full power and right rudder to recover, but the airplane exited the runway to the left and impacted a small hill. 

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

A review of recorded data from the automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that about the time of the accident the wind was 310° at 12 knots, gusting 19 knots. The airplane landed on runway 25.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville, Kentucky

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


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


Wisconsin Aviation: http://registry.faa.gov/N33006

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA263 

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, May 07, 2017 in Frankfort, KY
Aircraft: PIPER PA28R, registration: N33006
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 during the landing flare, it felt like "[something] pushed [the airplane] real hard from behind". He added that he applied power, but the airplane continued in a rapid descent. The airplane landed hard, bounced, and veered to the left upon the second touchdown. The pilot added full power and right rudder to recover, but the airplane exited the runway to the left and impacted a small hill.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

A review of recorded data from the automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that about the time of the accident the wind was 310° at 12 knots, gusting 19 knots. The airplane landed on runway 25.




FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Frankfort police are looking into what caused a small plane to suffer a minor accident on Sunday.

It happened Sunday afternoon at the Capital City Airport in Frankfort.

Officials with Franklin County Emergency Management said the plane had trouble landing.

Frankfort police say there were two people inside the plane at the time, but no injuries.

Police think wind played a factor in the incident.

Original article can be found here:   http://www.wymt.com

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