Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N5866P: Accident occurred June 24, 2019 at Greeley-Weld County Airport (KGXY), Colorado

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

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


Location: Greeley, CO
Accident Number: CEN19LA183
Date & Time: 06/24/2019, 1025 MDT
Registration: N5866P
Aircraft: Piper PA24
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 24, 2019, about 1025 mountain daylight time, a Piper PA-24 airplane, N5866P, experienced a right main landing gear collapse upon landing at Greeley-Weld County Airport (GXY) in Greeley, Colorado. The airplane was privately owned and operated. The pilot and passenger were not injured, and the airplane received substantial damage to right wing spar and aft bulkhead structure. The airplane was operated under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight.

The pilot reported he had just completed a touch and go on runway 28 prior and landed uneventfully. He completed a final circuit around the pattern, intending to complete a full stop landing. On final approach and touchdown, the pilot stated everything "was good." Then the airplane's right wing dipped down and the nose veered left causing the airplane to exit the runway surface. The airplane hit a taxiway light and continued into the infield on the sough side of the runway where it came to rest.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N5866P
Model/Series: PA24 250
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held:None  

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Unknown
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGXY, 4697 ft msl
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 265°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Greeley, CO (GXY)
Destination: Greeley, CO (GXY)

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: 40.437500, -104.633333 (est)

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