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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 232660
Last updated: 5 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee
Owner/operator:Apflight Llc
Registration: N7047W
C/n / msn: 28-793
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Naples Airport (APF/KAPF ), Naples, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Arcadia, FL (X06)
Destination airport:Naples Airport, FL (APF/KAPF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, while landing, the airplane bounced slightly and drifted left of centerline. He overcorrected to the right with the rudder, and when the airplane touched down again, the nosewheel was angled to the right. The airplane then exited the runway onto adjacent grass, and the right wing impacted a taxiway sign, which resulted in substantial damage to the wing. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's improper landing flare, which resulted in a bounced landing, and his subsequent failure to maintain directional control, which resulted in a runway excursion and impact with sign. 


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

30-Jan-2020 23:38 Geno Added
30-Jan-2020 23:58 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
31-Jan-2020 17:40 RobertMB Updated [Time, Registration, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
05-Aug-2020 07:59 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]
05-Aug-2020 08:07 harro Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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