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FAA INCIDENT DATA SYSTEM REPORT


General Information

Data Source:                   FAA INCIDENT DATA SYSTEM
   Report Number:                 19990918038819G
   Local Date:                    09/18/1999
   Local Time:                    07:49
   City:                          GRAND FORKS                        
   State:                         ND
   Airport Name:                  GRAND FORKS INTL                          
   Airport Id:                    GFK
   Event Type:                    INCIDENT - GENERAL AVIATION
   Mid Air Collision:             NOT A MIDAIR

Aircraft Information

Aircraft Damage:               MINOR
   Phase of Flight:               DESCENT
   Aircraft Make/Model:           PIPER PA-28-161                
   Airframe Hours:                161
   Operator Code:                     
   Operator:                                                              
   Owner Name:                                                  

Narrative

ON 09/18/99 AT 0749 LOCAL TIME, A PA-28-161, N243ND, OWNED BY THE 
   UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA AND FLOWN BY JOHN RUDLOPH EXPERIENCED AN 
   ENGINE FAILURE WHILE CONDUCTING TOUGH AND GO LANDINGS AT GRAND FORKS, 
   ND. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED BY THE INSTRUCTOR OR STUDENT AFTER THE 
   AIRCRAFT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON HIWAY 2 SOUTH OF THE AIRPORT 
   BOUNDRY.  MINOR DAMAGE CONSISTING OF A BROKEN NAVIGATION LIGHT AND 
   STROBE LIGHT ON THE RIGHT WINGTIP AS IT HIT A STATIONARY CAR.  PRIOR TO 
   THE ENGINE STOPPAGE THE STUDENT HAD SWITCHED FUEL TANKS ^PRIVACY DATA 
   OMITTED^                              MAINTENANCE PERSONEL COULD NOT 
   DUPLICATE AND AIRCRAFT WAS REUTRNED TO SERVICE AFTER INSPECTION AND 
   TEST FLIGHT. 

Detail

Primary Flight Type:           INSTRUCTION
   Secondary Flight Type:         TRAINING
   Type of Operation:             GENERAL OPERATING RULES
   Registration Number:           243ND
   Total Aboard:                  2
   Fatalities:
   Injuries:
   Landing Gear:                  
   Aircraft Weight Class:         UNDER 12501 LBS
   Engine Make:                         
   Engine Model:                               
   Engine Group:                        
   Number of Engines:             1
   Engine Type:                   

Environmental/Operations Information

Primary Flight Conditions:     VISUAL FLIGHT RULES
   Secondary Flight Conditions:   WEATHER NOT A FACTOR
   Wind Direction (deg):            
   Wind Speed (mph):                
   Visibility (mi):               
   Visibility Restrictions:       
   Light Condition:               DAY
   Flight Plan Filed:             UNKNOWN
   Approach Type:                 

Pilot-in-Command

Pilot Certificates:            COMMERCIAL PILOT FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR
   Pilot Rating:                  AIRPLANE SINGLE, MULTI-ENGINE LAND
   Pilot Qualification:           

   Flight Time (Hours)

   Total Hours:                   375
   Total in Make/Model:
   Total Last 90 Days:
   Total Last 90 Days Make/Model: