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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203287
Last updated: 25 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-181
Owner/operator:TransPac Aviation Academy
Registration: N915PA
C/n / msn: 2843304
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Chandler, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Chandler, AZ (CHD)
Destination airport:Chandler, AZ (CHD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The solo student pilot reported that, after completing three takeoffs and landings unassisted with his flight instructor, he took off for his first solo. He added that, during the first solo landing, the airplane “floated” in ground effect for about 4 to 5 seconds, and he added rudder to align the airplane with the runway centerline. He further added that the airplane’s nosewheel was “not straight when it touched [down]” on the runway. Subsequently, the student pilot applied brake to maintain directional control and then applied power to abort the landing, but the airplane veered off the runway to the right. He then reduced power to idle and stopped the airplane in the grass next to the runway and awaited instructions from air traffic control.
The left wing sustained substantial damage.
The student pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The student pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

23-Dec-2017 20:14 ASN Update Bot Added

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