Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Piper PA-28, N5341W: Accident occurred August 15, 2022 at Sky Landings Airport (22MS), Lucedale, George County, Mississippi

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. 

Investigator In Charge (IIC): Folkerts, Michael

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson, Mississippi


Location: Lucedale, Mississippi
Accident Number: CEN22LA388
Date and Time: August 15, 2022, 11:00 Local 
Registration: N5341W
Aircraft: Piper PA-28 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On August 15, 2022, about 1100 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28, N5341W, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Sky Landings Airport (22MS), Lucedale, Mississippi. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that after landing on the turf runway, the airplane veered to the left. The pilot was unable to correct toward centerline and the airplane subsequently nosed over in a peanut field to the left of the runway, which resulted in substantial damage to the right wing and vertical stabilizer.

The airplane was retained for examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N5341W
Model/Series: PA-28 
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: KMOB,221 ft msl
Observation Time: 10:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 17 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C /24°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 3900 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 300°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 20000 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Abbeville, LA (KIYA)
Destination: Lucedale, MS (MS22)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 30.802222,-88.5475 (est)

Aircraft landed and veered off runway and flipped over.

Date: 15-AUG-22
Time: 15:00:00Z
Regis#: N5341W
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LUCEDALE
State: MISSISSIPPI

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