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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237620
Last updated: 3 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-235C
Registration: N9468W
C/n / msn: 28-11193
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Omaha, NE -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Columbus, NE (OLU)
Destination airport:Omaha, NE (MLE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot reported that, during landing following his third solo cross-country†flight,†the†airplane touched down and then bounced. The right wing dropped, and the right main landing gear touched down, followed by the nose landing gear. The airplane turned hard to the left, but the airplane was too close to the runway edge to turn and remain on the runway, so the student applied maximum braking and raised the nose to try to slow the airplane. The airplane went down an embankment at an angle, the†left wing struck the ground and separated from the fuselage, and the nose landing gear bent aft, which bent the engine mounts and buckled the firewall. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.†

Probable Cause: The student pilotís improper landing flare, which resulted in a bounced landing, subsequent loss of directional control, and the airplane going down an embankment.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

03-Jul-2020 12:37 ASN Update Bot Added

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