Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Piper PA-32R-300, N901BW: Accident occurred June 05, 2022 at Gettysburg Municipal Airport (0D8), Potter County, South Dakota

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; Rapid City, South Dakota

Location: Gettysburg, South Dakota
Accident Number: CEN22LA257
Date and Time: June 5, 2022, 11:35 Local
Registration: N901BW
Aircraft: Piper PA-32R-300 Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On June 5, 2022, about 1135 central daylight time, a Piper PA-32R-300 airplane, N901BW, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Gettysburg, South Dakota. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that the nose landing gear collapsed during the landing rollout. A postaccident examination revealed damage to the engine mount. A detailed airframe examination is planned.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N901BW
Model/Series: PA-32R-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: KPIR, 1719 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 39 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C /13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 14 knots / , 120°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 3900 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.73 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Falls City, NE (FNB)
Destination: Gettysburg, SD (0D8)

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: 44.986611,-99.952889 (est)

Aircraft nose wheel collapsed on landing.  

Date: 05-JUN-22
Time: 16:35:00Z
Regis#: N901BW
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA-32
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

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