Monday, August 24, 2020

Loss of Control on Ground: Piper PA-28-161, N282BG; accident occurred January 06, 2019 at Wood County Airport (1G0), Bowling Green, Ohio

View of damaged right-wing aft spar.

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Bowling Green, OH
Accident Number: GAA19CA104
Date & Time: 01/06/2019, 1320 EST
Registration: N282BG
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

The solo student pilot reported that, while on short final, the airplane was high, so she reduced the power to idle to lose altitude. As she pulled back on the control yoke for the landing flare, the main landing wheels touched down first and the airplane suddenly veered to the left. She corrected with right rudder control, followed by applying the toe brakes, but the airplane continued to the left, exited the runway onto the grass and impacted a ditch.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right-wing aft spar.

The student pilot reported no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 19, Female
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/07/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 50.1 hours (Total, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N282BG
Model/Series: PA28 161
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:2016
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 2842418
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Date/Type of Last Inspection: Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
Engine Model/Series: O-320-D3G
Registered Owner: Bowling Green Flight Center LLC
Rated Power: 160 hp
Operator: Bowling Green Flight Center LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KTDZ, 622 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1753 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 34°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / Clear Air
Wind Direction: 80°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.27 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 5°C / -4°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Bowling Green, OH (1G0)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Bowling Green, OH (1G0)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1130 EST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Wood County (1G0)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 673 ft
Runway Surface Condition:Unknown
Runway Used: 10
IFR Approach:None
Runway Length/Width: 4199 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Straight-in

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: 41.391111, -83.630278 (est)

1 comment:

  1. Student pilot didn't get discouraged, schools Facebook page shows passing Private Pilot checkride June 2019 and Instrument Rating checkride January 2020. Flightaware shows N282BG flight activity, so the Piper was repaired and put back in service.

    A good recovery!