Friday, September 09, 2022

Piper PA-28R-200 Cherokee Arrow II, N29RM: Incident occurred September 08, 2022 near Huntsville Executive Airport (KMDQ), Meridianville, Madison County, Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

Aircraft crashed for unknown reasons 200 feet short of runway.  

Redstone Arsenal Flying Club

Date: 08-SEP-22
Time: 20:18:00Z
Regis#: N29RM
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Flight Crew: 1 Minor Injuries 
Pax:  1 Minor Injuries
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91


  1. Occupants were an Instrument Rated Private Pilot and a Certified Flight Instructor. Aircraft appears to have landed hard with gear-up, sustaining damage to prop, cowl, belly, both wings, and engine mount or firewall. So damage is definitely substantial. Right wing seems to have been more heavily damaged, with extensive rippling of the top skins and damage to the flap. However this is hard to confirm as that both wings have been cut away cleanly outboard of the fuel tanks, presumably for removal from the site and transport back to HUA.