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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194921
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-44-180 Seminole
Owner/operator:Spartan Education Llc
Registration: N4148T
MSN: 4496027
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Richard Lloyd Jones Jr Airport (KRVS), Tulsa, OK -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Tulsa, OK (RVS)
Destination airport:Tulsa, OK (RVS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The flight instructor of the multiengine airplane reported that, during a simulated single-engine landing, while the pilot receiving instruction was flying, the airplane veered to the left. He added that he took control of the airplane “immediately” and added right rudder to correct, but the airplane exited the runway, and the nose landing gear collapsed.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the nose landing gear structure.
The flight instructor reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
A review of recorded data from the automated weather observation station at the accident airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 180° at 14 knots, gusting to 21 knots. The airplane landed on runway 19R.

Probable Cause: The pilot receiving instruction’s failure to maintain directional control during landing in gusting wind conditions.


FAA register:

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



Revision history:

20-Apr-2017 01:16 Geno Added
20-Apr-2017 09:31 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Total occupants, Source, Embed code, Photo, ]
06-Sep-2017 07:05 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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