Monday, September 10, 2018

Piper PA-32-300, N33354: Accident occurred September 07, 2018 at Northwest Regional Airport (52F), Roanoke, Denton County, Texas


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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N33354



Location: Roanoke, TX
Accident Number: CEN18LA377
Date & Time: 09/07/2018, 2100 CDT
Registration: N33354
Aircraft: Piper PA32
Injuries: 2 Serious, 4 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 7, 2018, about 2100 central daylight time, a Piper PA-32 airplane, N33354, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Roanoke, Texas. The private pilot and one passenger sustained serious injuries and four passengers sustained minor injuries. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The flight was originating at the time of the accident and was en route to Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT), Gulfport, Mississippi.

According to the pilot, shortly after takeoff from runway 17, he noticed that the airplane was not performing and he was unable to maintain airspeed. The airplane impacted the ground and came to rest at the base of several trees and bushes; both wings separated from the airplane and the fuselage came to rest on its left side.



Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N33354
Model/Series: PA32 300
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: AFW, 723 ft msl
Observation Time: 0153 UTC
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6500 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 360°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 14000 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Roanoke, TX (52F)
Destination: Gulfport, MS (GPT) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious, 4 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious, 4 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 33.051111, -97.231944 (est)

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