Thursday, February 8, 2018

Piper PA-28-180, N8475W: Accident occurred February 05, 2018 at Metter Municipal Airport (KMHP), Candler County, Georgia

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N8475W

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Metter, GA
Accident Number: GAA18CA121
Date & Time: 02/05/2018, 1045 EST
Registration: N8475W
Aircraft: PIPER PA28
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The student pilot reported that, during landing, he added "too much left rudder and/or brake", and the airplane veered off the left side of the runway and struck a taxiway sign.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

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

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 36, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/20/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 86 hours (Total, all aircraft), 30 hours (Total, this make and model) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: PIPER
Registration: N8475W
Model/Series: PA28 180
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1965
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 28-2717
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/09/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5953 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-360-A3A
Registered Owner: JOHN EDWIN JONES JR
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCWV, 112 ft msl
Observation Time: 1555 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 15 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 134°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C / 5°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots, 280°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.21 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Metter, GA (MHP)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Metter, GA (MHP)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1025 EST
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Airport Information

Airport: METTER MUNI (MHP)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 197 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 28
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5001 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Stop and Go 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  32.373889, -82.079722 (est)

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