Accident Piper PA-22-150 N1799P,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 280406
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Date:Sunday 27 February 2022
Time:21:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-22-150
Registration: N1799P
MSN: 22-2572
Year of manufacture:1955
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Buffalo, Wyoming -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Sheridan Airport, WY (SHR/KSHR)
Destination airport:Buffalo, WY
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The student pilot reported that, he was performing a solo night flight. The student made a normal touchdown on the runway and retarded the throttle to idle. The airplane encountered a wind gust and the right wing lifted upward. Despite his aileron and rudder inputs, he was unable to regain control of the airplane. He added full power and the airplane momentarily became airborne before settling back down. The airplane abruptly veered to the right, resulting in him breaking the window and hindering his ability to control the throttle. The airplane departed the runway surface and the left wing was substantially damaged when it contacted the ground. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to compensate for a wind gust during the landing roll, which resulted in a loss of directional control and collision with terrain



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR22LA113
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

15-Jul-2022 10:23 ASN Update Bot Added

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