Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Piper PA-28-181, N2146R, Plane Omdahl LLC: Accident occurred July 31, 2017 at Centennial Airport (KAPA), Denver, Colorado

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

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

Plane Omdahl LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N2146R

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA306
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, July 31, 2017 in Denver, CO
Aircraft: PIPER PA 28-181, registration: N2146R
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On July 31, 2017, at 1158 mountain daylight time, a Piper PA-28-181, N2146R, collided with a runway sign while landing at the Centennial Airport (APA), Denver, Colorado. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to Plane Omdahl LLC and was being rented by the Aspen Flying Club. The pilot was operating the airplane as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual flight rules conditions existed near the accident site at the time of the accident, and a flight plan had not been filed. The local flight departed from the Pueblo Memorial Airport (PUB), Pueblo, Colorado.

The pilot reported that he departed APA and flew to PUB earlier in the day. Upon touchdown at PUB, the airplane veered to the right, but he was able to keep the airplane on the runway. Upon landing at APA, the airplane once again veered sharply to the right. The airplane traveled off the side of the runway. The pilot was able to bring the airplane back on to the runway where it contacted the runway sign. The traveled off the runway once again and the right main gear then collapsed.

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