Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain, registered to Dakota Territory Tours Inc and operated by the pilot, N621PG: Accident occurred June 16, 2018 at Page Municipal Airport (KPGA), Coconino County, Arizona

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

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


Location: Page, AZ
Accident Number: WPR18LA184
Date & Time: 06/16/2018, 1300 MST
Registration: N621PG
Aircraft: Piper PA31
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Ferry 

On June 16, 2018, about 1300 mountain standard time, a Piper, PA-31-350, N621PG, sustained substantial damage after the collapse of the nose gear during landing at Page Municipal Airport, Page, Arizona. The commercial pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was registered to Dakota Territory Tours Inc. and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the cross-country ferry flight.

According to the pilot, after landing, the airplane veered to the right and shortly thereafter, the nose gear collapsed. He further stated that he was unable to maintain directional control of the airplane and subsequently, the airplane exited the runway.

The airplane was recovered for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N621PG
Model/Series: PA31 350
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PGA, 4316 ft msl
Observation Time: 1253 MST
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 7500 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / 17 knots, 200°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 10000 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.78 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination: Page, AZ (PGA)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 36.926111, -111.448333 (est)

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