Accident Piper PA-28-161 N38988,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174735
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Date:Sunday 8 February 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-161
Registration: N38988
MSN: 28-7716309
Year of manufacture:1977
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lansing, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Lansing, IL (IGQ)
Destination airport:Lansing, IL (IGQ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane was substantially damaged during a hard landing. The pilot stated that during the landing approach, he noticed another airplane at the holding lines of the runway. He stated that on final approach the other airplane moved. He reported that subsequent to the other airplane's movement, he looked back at the threshold, flared, and "hit the runway hard." After the hard landing, the right main landing gear collapsed, and the airplane struck a snowbank. The pilot reported no mechanical difficulties, and stated that he should have executed a go-around when he saw the other airplane move.
Probable Cause: The improper flare by the pilot due to his diverted attention during landing. Factors were the pilot's failure to execute a go-around, the overload of the right main landing gear, and the snowbank.




Revision history:

21-Mar-2015 18:31 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:41 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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