Monday, June 26, 2017

Piper PA-22, N2473P: Accident occurred June 24, 2017 at Eastern Oregon Regional Airport (KPDT), Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA363
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Pendleton, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/22/2017
Aircraft: PIPER PA 22, registration: N2473P
Injuries: 1 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 of a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during the landing roll, the right wing lifted about 4 to 5 ft, and the airplane “pivoted on the left landing gear.” He added that, once the airplane settled back onto the runway, he applied brakes and the airplane nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and right wing.

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

An automated weather observation station at the accident airport recorded that, about 12 minutes after the accident, the wind was from 210° at 4 knots. The airplane landed on runway 11.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll with a tailwind.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Oregon Aviation 

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

Rod Anderson Construction Inc:   http://registry.faa.gov/N2473P

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA363
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Pendleton, OR
Aircraft: PIPER PA 22, registration: N2473P
Injuries: 1 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 of a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during the landing roll the right wing lifted about 4-5 ft. and the airplane "pivoted on the left landing gear". He added that once the airplane settled back onto the runway he applied brakes and the airplane nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and right wing.

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


An automated weather observation station at the accident airport, about 12 minutes after the accident, recorded that the wind was from 210° at 4 knots. The airplane landed on runway 11.

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