Sunday, May 03, 2020

Loss of Control on Ground: Piper PA-28-151, N41498; accident occurred April 27, 2020 at Vance Brand Airport (KLMO), Longmont, Colorado

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board 

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Longmont, CO
Accident Number: CEN20CA163
Date & Time: 04/27/2020, 1800 MDT
Registration: N41498
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot checked the weather at his planned destination airport during the return leg of a cross-county flight. The wind speed was higher than his personal minimums, so he diverted to a nearby airport with reported calm wind. He entered the pattern for runway 11 and noticed that the wind was from the south. Prior to touchdown, the wind decreased and the airplane's nose tracked to the left. The pilot added power for a go-around but did not compensate with enough right rudder which aggravated the airplane's misalignment. The airplane touched down and exited the side of the runway. The airplane's left wing struck a taxiway sign resulting in substantial damage. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions with the airplane that could have contributed to the accident.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age:39, Male 
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present:
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/19/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/23/2020
Flight Time:  95 hours (Total, all aircraft), 92 hours (Total, this make and model), 31 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N41498
Model/Series: PA28 151
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:1974 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number:28-7415237 
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/27/2020, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2326 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 96.31 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:  4624.81 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series:O-320 SERIES 
Registered Owner: G&M Aircraft Inc
Rated Power: 160 hp
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: KLMO, 5056 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time:1755 MDT 
Direction from Accident Site: 313°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 240°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.91 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / -3°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Colorado Springs, CO (FLY)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Longmont, CO (LMO)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1600 MDT
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 5055 ft
Runway Surface Condition:
Runway Used: 11
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4799 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

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: 40.163611, -105.162222

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