Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Piper PA-32-300, N9583C: Accident occurred April 25, 2022 in Fountain Inn, South Carolina

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; Columbia, South Carolina


Location: Fountain Inn, South Carolina
Accident Number: ERA22LA202
Date and Time: April 25, 2022, 10:00 Local 
Registration: N9583C
Aircraft: Piper PA32 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N9583C
Model/Series: PA32 300 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file 
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: KGYH,955 ft msl 
Observation Time: 09:47 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C /17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 2500 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 12 knots / , 250°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.2 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Liberty, SC (LQK) 
Destination: Fountain Inn, SC

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 34.723519,-82.099243 

Aircraft attempted to land with a tailwind and the pilot forced the landing which resulted in unspecified damage.  

Date: 25-APR-22
Time: 16:18:00Z
Regis#: N9583C
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

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