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NTSB AVIATION ACCIDENT/INCIDENT DATABASE REPORT


General Information

Data Source:                          NTSB AVIATION ACCIDENT/INCIDENT DATABASE
   Report Number:                        LAX00LA094 
   Local Date:                           02/05/2000
   Local Time:                           16:20 HST
   State:                                HI    
   City:                                 HONOLULU                           
   Airport Name:                                                  
   Airport Id:                                 
   Event Type:                           ACCIDENT
   Injury Severity:                      NONE   
   Report Status:                        PRELIM     
   Mid Air Collision:                    NO 

Operations Information

Category of Operation:                GENERAL AVIATION       
   Aircraft Type:                        AIRPLANE       
   Aircraft Damage:                      SUBSTANTIAL      
   Phase of Flight:                      570 LANDING                                           
   Aircraft Make/Model:                  PIPER PA-28-161                 
   Operator Doing Business As:                                         
   Operator Name:                        UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA    
   Operator Code:                            
   Operator:                                                                       
   Owner Name:                                                         

Narrative

On February 5, 2000, at 1620 hours Hawaiian standard time, a Piper 
   PA-28-161, N140ND, drifted off runway 4L and collided with runway signs 
   while landing at the Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu, Hawaii.  
   The aircraft was owned and operated by the University of North Dakota, 
   and was on a student solo cross-country instructional flight under 14 
   CFR Part 91 of the Federal Aviation Regulations.  Visual meteorological 
   conditions prevailed and a VFR flight plan was filed.  The airplane 
   sustained substantial damage.  The student pilot, the sole occupant, 
   was not injured.  The flight originated at Honolulu on the morning of 
   the accident as a round robin cross-country flight with en route stops 
   at Molokai and Lanai, Hawaii.
At the time of the pilot's approach and 
   landing the winds were from 170 degrees at 8 knots.  The pilot reported 
   that the airplane drifted to the left side of the runway during the 
   landing flare and the left wing hit runway signs.  The pilot stated 
   there were no mechanical malfunctions with the airplane. 

Probable Cause


Aircraft Information

Number of Seats:                      0  
   Aircraft Use:                         INSTRUCTIONAL      
   Type of Operation:                    14 CFR 91 
   Domestic/International:                            
   Passenger/Cargo:                                        
   Registration Number:                  140ND 
   Air Carrier Operating Certificates:   
   Aircraft Fire:                        

                  Injuries
          Fatal  Serious  Minor  None
   Crew      0       0       0      1
   Pass      0       0       0      0
   Other     0       0       0      0
   Invlvd    0       0       0      1

   Landing Gear:                         
   Certificated Maximum Gross Weight:    0
   Engine Make:                                       
   Engine Model:                                      
   Number of Engines:                    0 
   Engine Type:                                                      

Environment/Operations Information

Basic Weather Conditions:             VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS (VMC)  
   Wind Direction (deg):                 170
   Wind Speed (knots):                   8
   Visibility (sm):                      10
   Visibility RVR (ft):                  0
   Visibility RVV (sm):                  0
   Cloud Height Above Ground Level (ft): 0
   Visibility Restrictions:              
   Precipitation Type:                   NONE
   Light Condition:                      
   Departure Airport Id:                 LNY 
   Departure City:                       LANAI
   Departure State:                      HI
   Destination Airport Id:               HNL 
   Destination City:                     
   Destination State:                      
   Flight Plan Filed:                    VISUAL FLIGHT RULES (VFR)
   ATC Clearance:                        
   VFR Approach/Landing:                 
   Event Location:                       

Pilot-in-Command

Certificates:                         
   Ratings:
     Plane:                              
     Non-Plane:                          
     Instrument:                         
   Had Current BFR:                      
   Months Since Last BFR:                0  
   Medical Certificate:                  
   Medical Certificate Validity:         

              Flight Time (Hours)
   Total       :      0  Last 24 Hrs :    0
   Make/Model  :      0  Last 30 Days:    0
   Instrument  :      0  Last 90 Days:    0
   Multi-Engine:      0  Rotorcraft  :    0

 

Source: NTSB

The Aircraft was owned by the University of North Dakota, we ask this question: Is UND operating a for profit business in the Hawaiian Islands?  

 

NTSB Identification: LAX00LA094

Accident occurred FEB-05-00 at HONOLULU, HI
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-161, registration: N140ND
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information.


On February 5, 2000, at 1620 hours Hawaiian standard time, a Piper PA-28-161, N140ND, drifted off runway 4L and collided with runway signs while landing at the Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu, Hawaii. The aircraft was owned and operated by the University of North Dakota, and was on a student solo cross-country instructional flight under 14 CFR Part 91 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a VFR flight plan was filed. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The student pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The flight originated at Honolulu on the morning of the accident as a round robin cross-country flight with en route stops at Molokai and Lanai, Hawaii. At the time of the pilot's approach and landing the winds were from 170 degrees at 8 knots. The pilot reported that the airplane drifted to the left side of the runway during the landing flare and the left wing hit runway signs. The pilot stated there were no mechanical malfunctions with the airplane.

Source: National Transportation Safety Board