Monday, September 18, 2017

Piper PA-28-181, N443PA, Bird Acquisition LLC dba TransPac Aviation Academy: Incident occurred September 17, 2017 at Deer Valley Airport (KDVT), Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Aircraft on landing, struck the propeller.

Operator: Bird Acquisition LLC
Operator Does Business As: TransPac Aviation Academy

http://registry.faa.gov/N443PA

Date: 17-SEP-17
Time: 14:30:00Z
Regis#: N443PA
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: PHOENIX
State: ARIZONA

Prior accident occurred January 04, 2011 at Wickenburg Municipal Airport (E25), Maricopa County, Arizona

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

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

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


Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

NTSB Identification: WPR11CA085
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 04, 2011 in Wickenburg, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/2011
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N443PA
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.

While parking the airplane, the student pilot noticed a pole by the parking area. He thought that there was adequate clearance between the right wing and the pole. However, the leading edge of the right wing contacted the pole and resulted in substantial damage to the spar.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The student pilot's failure to maintain clearance between the airplane's right wing and the pole.

The student pilot submitted a written statement. He had landed at his destination and was taxiing to parking. While parking the airplane, he noticed a pole by the parking area. He thought that there was adequate clearance between the right wing and the pole. However, the leading edge of the right wing contacted the pole and resulted in damage to the spar.

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