Saturday, August 07, 2021

Piper PA-28-181, N728A: Accident occurred August 03, 2021 at Clark Regional Airport (KJVY), Jeffersonville, Indiana

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

Meridian Aircraft LLC

Location: Jeffersonville, IN
Accident Number: CEN21LA353
Date & Time: August 3, 2021, 11:15 Local 
Registration: N728A
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-181 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On August 3, 2021, about 1115 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-28-181, N728A, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Clark Regional Airport (JVY), Jeffersonville, Indiana. The flight instructor and student pilot were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

The flight instructor reported that they were performing takeoff and landing practice and that the accident occurred on the sixth landing of the flight. He noted that the approach and landing were normal with the airplane touching down on the main landing gear with the engine at idle. The airplane was slightly left of centerline and began drifting toward the right. The student and flight instructor both attempted to correct for the right drift without success. The airplane went off of the right side of the runway. The right main landing gear struck a runway light and separated from the airplane. The airplane incurred substantial damage to the right wing and

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N728A
Model/Series: PA-28-181 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLOU,540 ft msl 
Observation Time: 10:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C /15°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 38.366618,-85.738145

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