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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203166
Last updated: 1 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-161 Warrior III
Owner/operator:North Star Aviation Inc
Registration: N284MK
C/n / msn: 2842135
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Mankato Regional Airport (KMKT), Mankato, Minnesota -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Mankato, MN (MKT)
Destination airport:Mankato, MN (MKT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot reported that, during landing, the airplane bounced hard. She added power to go around, and as the airplane became airborne, it began to drift to the left. The airplane aerodynamically stalled, impacted terrain, and collided with a golf cart adjacent to the runway, which was occupied by the student pilot’s flight instructor.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and right wing.
The chief pilot of the flight school 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 located on the airport revealed that, about 4 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 080° at 6 knots. The airplane landed on runway 33.

Probable Cause: The student pilot’s improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard, bounced landing and subsequent go-around during which the student exceeded the airplane’s critical angle of attack, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report


Photo: FAA

Revision history:

20-Dec-2017 20:18 gerard57 Added
21-Dec-2017 15:03 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Photo, ]
21-Dec-2017 21:19 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Destination airport]
15-Mar-2018 20:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Mar-2018 20:54 harro Updated [Source, Narrative, Photo, ]

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