Friday, June 07, 2019

Piper PA-28-161, N9476R: Accident occurred June 06, 2019 at Carroll County Regional Airport (KDMW), Westminster, Maryland

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bel Air, Maryland

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Westminster, MD
Accident Number: ERA19TA195
Date & Time: 06/06/2019, 1102 EDT
Registration: N9476R
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On June 6, 2019, at 1102 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA28-161, N9476R, was substantially damaged while landing at the Carroll County Regional Airport (DMW), Westminster, Maryland. The student pilot was not injured. The instructional flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. No flight plan was filed for the flight that originated from Montgomery County Airpark (GAI), Gaithersburg, Maryland at 0930.

According to the student pilot, he was practicing full stop landings at DMW when the accident occurred. He said during the first full stop landing the airplane's nose wheel bounced during landing roll. The second landing was normal, but on the third landing the nose wheel bounced and he "added power" to regain control of the airplane. The airplane veered off the left side of the runway and down an embankment before coming to a stop.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed substantial damage to the firewall and engine mount.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N9476R 
Model/Series: PA28 161
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: KDMW, 789 ft msl
Observation Time: 1100 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 20°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2900 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 300°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.81 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Gaithersburg, MD (GAI)
Destination: Westminster, MD (DMW)

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: 39.608333, -77.007778 (est)

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