Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Piper PA-28R-200, N786N: Accident occurred June 29, 2019 at Chandler Municipal Airport (KCHD), Maricopa 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; Scottsdale, Arizona

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


Location: Chandler, AZ
Accident Number: WPR19LA180
Date & Time: 06/29/2019, 1850 MST
Registration: N786N
Aircraft: Piper PA28R
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 29, 2019, about 1850 mountain standard time, a Piper PA-28R-200 airplane, N786N, sustained a partial landing gear collapse after landing on runway 22R at Chandler Municipal Airport (CHD) Chandler, Arizona. The private pilot/owner and passenger were not injured. The airplane incurred substantial damage to the left wing and left stabilator. The airplane was being operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions were reported at the airport about the time of the accident. No flight plan was filed for the flight. The flight had originated from Stellar Airpark (P19), Chandler, Arizona.

According to the pilot, he was seated in the right seat and his son was seated in the left seat. The pilot reported that he often alternated seats on different flights, and that he was the sole manipulator of the controls for this flight. They flew from P19 to CHD to practice landings and takeoffs. The first touch and go landing on runway 22R was uneventful. The pilot reported that the second landing was normal, but then during the rollout the airplane began "pulling hard" to the left and "sinking" in the left wing down direction. The pilot applied right rudder but was unable to maintain directional control. The airplane came to a stop on the runway with the left wing and left stabilator contacting the runway. He reported the event to the CHD air traffic control tower, shut down the airplane, and he and his son then exited the airplane. The nose gear and right main landing gear remained extended and locked, but the left main landing gear appeared to be mostly retracted into its wheel well. There was no fire.

The pilot held a private pilot certificate with an airplane singe-engine land rating. He reported that he had about 577 hours total flight experience, including about 479 hours in the accident airplane make and model. His most recent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) third class medical certificate was issued in September 2018, and his most recent flight review was completed in June 2018.

FAA records indicated that the airplane was manufactured in 1973, and was equipped with a Lycoming IO-360 series engine. The airplane was registered to the pilot in 2015. The pilot reported that the airplane had a total time (TT) in service of about 4,834 hours. The engine had a TT of about 773 hours. The airplane's most recent annual inspection was completed in January 2019.

CHD was situated at an elevation of 1,243 ft above mean sea level. Runway 22R was asphalt, and measured 75 ft by 4,401 ft. The CHD air traffic control tower was staffed and operating at the time of the event.

The 1856 CHD special weather observation included winds from 260° at 12 knots with gusts to 22 knots, visibility 10 miles, clear skies, temperature 41° C, dew point 4° C, and an altimeter setting of 29.78 inches of mercury.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N786N
Model/Series: PA28R 200
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: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: CHD, 1243 ft msl
Observation Time: 1856 MST
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 41°C / 4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 12 knots / 22 knots, 260°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.78 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Chandler, AZ (P19)
Destination: Chandler, AZ (CHD)

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:

CHANDLER, Arizona — Authorities say a small plane has minor damage after making a hard landing at the Chandler Municipal Airport Saturday night.

Emergency crews were called to the airport near McQueen and Queen Creek roads around 6:55 p.m.

Officials say an issue with the landing gear on the Piper PA-28R-200 caused the minor crash.

Local authorities said there were two people were on board the aircraft and there were no injuries.

No injuries were reported, according to the Chandler Fire Department.

Story and video: https://www.abc15.com

PHOENIX — A small plane made a hard landing at Chandler Municipal Airport late Saturday, fire officials said. 

Chandler Fire Department spokesman Val Gale said the landing, which occurred just before 7 p.m., looked as if it was attributed to some type of landing gear issue.

Two people exited the plane and were walking around when first responders arrived on scene. No injuries were reported. 

The plane suffered minor damages. 

The plane was in the middle of the runway as authorities investigated. 

It was not immediately known where the plane was coming from or where it was going. 

The type of plane was also not immediately known. 

An investigation is ongoing. 

Story and video: https://www.12news.com

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