Runway excursion Accident Piper PA-28-161 N282BG,
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Date:Sunday 6 January 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-161
Owner/operator:Bowling Green Flight Center LLC
Registration: N282BG
MSN: 2842418
Year of manufacture:2016
Engine model:Lycoming O-320-D3G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bowling Green, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Bowling Green, OH (1G0)
Destination airport:Bowling Green, OH (1G0)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The solo student pilot reported that, while on short final, the airplane was high, so she reduced the power to idle to descend. As she pulled back on the control yoke for the landing flare, the main landing wheels touched down first, and the airplane suddenly veered left. She corrected with right rudder control and then applied the toe brakes, but the airplane continued to veer left, exited the runway onto grass, and impacted a ditch. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right-wing aft spar. The student reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The student pilot's failure to maintain directional control upon touchdown, which resulted in a runway excursion and impact with a ditch. 

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: GAA19CA104
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 7 months
Download report: Final report




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01-Sep-2020 16:54 ASN Update Bot Added

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