Friday, February 26, 2021

Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche, N7327Y: Incident occurred February 24, 2021 at Fayette County Airport (I23), Washington Court House, Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cincinnati, Ohio

Aircraft landed gear up. 

Date: 24-FEB-21
Time: 15:50:00Z
Regis#: N7327Y
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA30
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: OHIO

1 comment:

  1. first flight instructor demo a very early model for Piper in 1963, sat in the right seat for a go ......
    "Speed, economy, style — and a few warnings. A good-looking, four- to six-place light twin that goes 170 knots on 17 gph and costs a relatively modest $45,000 to $80,000? Such objectives may seem incompatible in the same airplane, but the truth is that from 1963 to 1972 Piper built about 2,200 airplanes with those characteristics. We're talking about the Twin Comanches, possibly the best-looking, best- performing light twins ever built — and certainly one of the best airplanes for the money. For all its performance, it may be hard for some to believe that Twin Comanches use fuel injected variants of the venerable — and nearly bulletproof — 160-horsepower Lycoming O- 320 engine. That's right, the same engine used in the Cessna Skyhawk, Piper Super Cub, and Piper Tri-Pacer, among other plodding, mundane airplanes."