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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145032
Last updated: 21 December 2019
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Type:Piper PA-20 Pacer
Owner/operator:Jersey Devil Dusters Llc
Registration: N7001K
C/n / msn: 20-108
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cross Keys Airport - 17N, Cross Key, Gloucester County, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Medford, NJ (N14)
Destination airport:Cross Keys, NJ (17N)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, minimal wind correction was required while on the final leg of the approach. Airport surveillance camera footage indicated that the airplane landed and veered several times left and right before departing the left side of the runway, where it came to rest. Rubber tire marks were evident on the runway near the airplane’s touch down point. Farther down the runway, a single rubber tire mark and wing paint transfer were observed, beginning left of the runway centerline and continuing onto the intersecting taxiway, near where the airplane came to rest. Postaccident examination revealed that the right main landing gear failed during the landing. Although internal corrosion of the landing gear was noted, a detailed examination of the failed landing gear revealed no corrosion associated with the overstress fracture surfaces. Although major repairs were performed on the landing gear assembly about 43 years before the accident, there was no indication that those repairs contributed to the accident. Based on physical and security camera evidence, it is likely that upon landing, the pilot placed a sideload on the landing gear, tried to realign with the runway centerline, but overcorrected and subsequently lost control.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane during landing, which resulted in the overstress and subsequent failure of the right main landing gear assembly.



Revision history:

14-Apr-2012 03:33 gerard57 Added
14-Apr-2012 14:10 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
25-Apr-2012 15:00 RobertMB Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:36 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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