Thursday, November 16, 2017

Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow II, N5381F: Accident occurred November 16, 2017 at Orlando Melbourne International Airport (KMLB), Brevard County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA053
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, November 16, 2017 in Melborne, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA 28R, registration: N5381F

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft on landing, went off the runway into a ravine.

Date: 16-NOV-17
Time: 20:02:00Z
Regis#: N5381F
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

A plane that landed safely at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport went off the runway Thursday afternoon, an airport spokeswoman said. 

The pilot of the Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow II was hospitalized as a precaution, airport spokeswoman Lori Booker said. 

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate how the mishap happened. 

The plane landed about 3 p.m. 

The plane is owned by Stephen J. Winter of Mansfield, Massachusetts, according to the  Federal Aviation Administration.

The pilot's name was not released Thursday. 

The runway was briefly closed as airport officials inspected it for damages. 

Original article can be found here ➤

MELBOURNE --  A small plane made a hard landing at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport on Thursday afternoon.

Airport officials said the Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow II was badly damaged after the hard landing, skidding off the runway just after 3 p.m.

It's unclear what caused it to go down. 

The pilot was the only person aboard and was OK. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The plane remained on the side of the runway a couple of hours later, moved so airport operations could resume. 

Airport officials said the decision was made to leave the plane where it is until the Federal Aviation Administration could get there in the morning to investigate. 

AIRCRAFT:    1976 Piper PA-28R-200 N5381F, s/n: 28R-7635462

Last Annual Inspection on 11/02/2016 at Tach/TTAF 3,967.78

The current tach time is 4012.50.

ENGINE: Lycoming IO-360-CIC, s/n: L-16148-51A

Last Annual Inspection on 11/02/2016 at Tach 3,967.78, TSMOH 263.49

Engine overhaul on 03/23/09 by Mattituck

PROP: Hartzell HC-C2YR-1BFP/F7497, s/n: CH43695B

Last Annual Inspection on 11/02/2016 at Tach 3,967.78

Factory new prop reset 07/28/2010.  PTSN approximately 200

King Audio Panel KMA20-TSO
Narco DME 890
Garmin SL30 Nav/Comm
TKM 170-C Nav/Comm
BFG Storm Scope (unknown model)

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  Aircraft departed the runway during landing and came to rest in a ditch.

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:   See attached photos. Damage includes but may not be limited to the following:    

Left wing bent in half
Left landing gear torn sideways
Right wing significantly wrinkled
Fuselage buckled above leading edge of the right wing
Firewall forward is twisted and badly damaged, including the nose landing gear, bent engine mount, crushed air induction tube and buckled firewall.
Prop damaged and spinner bent downward
Engine experienced a prop strike


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