Accident Piper PA-32-300 N190PH,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 292713
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Date:Wednesday 4 January 2006
Time:19:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-32-300
Registration: N190PH
MSN: 32-7740064
Year of manufacture:1977
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Worthington, Minnesota -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Scott City Municipal Airport, KS (KTQK)
Destination airport:Worthington Municipal Airport, MN (KOTG)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane veered off the runway after touchdown following a precision instrument approach and landing on runway 29. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The pilot stated that the airport's automated weather observing system (AWOS) reported calm winds, but he felt that this was inaccurate so he checked reports from surrounding AWOSs, which reported winds from the northwest at 8-11 knots. The pilot stated that upon touchdown, the airplane moved "quickly" to the left and departed off the side of the runway and into snow, which folded the nose wheel landing gear. The maximum demonstrated cross wind for the airplane is 17 knots. Inspection of the airport's AWOS following the accident revealed that the AWOS was covered with ice, which inhibited operation of the wind speed and direction sensors. The Federal Aviation Administration had no record of a Notices to Airman being issued on the day of the accident pertaining to the airport AWOS.

Probable Cause: The missed approach not performed by the pilot and the directional control not maintained by the pilot during landing. Contributing factors were the crosswind, wind information not available due to inoperative meteorological equipment, and a Notices to Airman not issued by airport personnel indicating that the meteorological equipment was inoperative.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report



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