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Data Source: NTSB AVIATION ACCIDENT/INCIDENT DATABASE Report Number: CHI94LA173 Local Date: 05/24/1994 Local Time: 11:50 CDT State: ND City: GRAND FORKS Airport Name: GRAND FORKS INTL Airport Id: GFK Event Type: ACCIDENT Injury Severity: NONE Report Status: FINAL Mid Air Collision: NO
Category of Operation: GENERAL AVIATION Aircraft Type: AIRPLANE Aircraft Damage: SUBSTANTIAL Phase of Flight: 570 LANDING Aircraft Make/Model: PIPER PA-28R-201 Operator Doing Business As: Operator Name: Operator Code: Operator: Owner Name: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
THE STUDENT PILOT WAS LANDING ON RUNWAY 35R WITH THE WIND RE PORTED AS 340 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS WHEN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST. THE AIRPLANE EXITED THE RUNWAY STRIKING A SIGN AN D TERRAIN. NO MECHANICAL ANOMALIES WERE FOUND ON EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE.
Occurrence #: 1 260 LOSS OF CONTROL - ON GROUND/WATER Phase of Operation: 572 LANDING - ROLL Findings Subject - Modifier - Personnel Cause/Factor 1b. 24539(S) - 3127(M) - 4000(P) Cause DIRECTIONAL CONTROL - NOT MAINTAINED - PILOT IN COMMAND Occurrence #: 2 310 ON GROUND/WATER COLLISION WITH OBJECT Phase of Operation: 572 LANDING - ROLL Findings Subject - Modifier - Personnel Cause/Factor 1a. 20200(S) - 2525(M) OBJECT - SIGN Occurrence #: 3 320 ON GROUND/WATER ENCOUNTER WITH TERRAIN/WATER Phase of Operation: 572 LANDING - ROLL Findings Subject - Modifier - Personnel Cause/Factor 1a. 19200(S) - 2407(M) TERRAIN CONDITION - GROUND
THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND'S NOT MAINTAINING DIRECTIONAL CONTROL.
Number of Seats: 4 Aircraft Use: INSTRUCTIONAL Type of Operation: 14 CFR 91 Domestic/International: Passenger/Cargo: Registration Number: 804ND Air Carrier Operating Certificates: Aircraft Fire: NONE 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: TRICYCLE-RETRACTABLE Certificated Maximum Gross Weight: 2750 Engine Make: LYCOMING Engine Model: IO-360-C1C6 Number of Engines: 1 Engine Type: RECIPROCATING-FUEL INJECTED
Basic Weather Conditions: VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS (VMC) Wind Direction (deg): 340 Wind Speed (knots): 10 Visibility (sm): 15 Visibility RVR (ft): 0 Visibility RVV (sm): 0 Cloud Height Above Ground Level (ft): 3800 Visibility Restrictions: NONE Precipitation Type: NONE Light Condition: DAYLIGHT Departure Airport Id: JMS Departure City: JAMESTOWN Departure State: ND Destination Airport Id: Destination City: Destination State: Flight Plan Filed: VISUAL FLIGHT RULES (VFR) ATC Clearance: VFR VFR Approach/Landing: FULL STOP Event Location: ON AIRPORT
Certificates: STUDENT Ratings: Plane: NONE Non-Plane: NONE Instrument: NONE Had Current BFR: NO Months Since Last BFR: 0 Medical Certificate: CLASS 1 Medical Certificate Validity: VALID MEDICAL-WITH WAIVERS/LIMITATIONS Flight Time (Hours) Total : 37 Last 24 Hrs : 3 Make/Model : 37 Last 30 Days: 22 Instrument : 0 Last 90 Days: 33 Multi-Engine: 0 Rotorcraft : 0
NTSB Identification: CHI94LA173. The docket is stored in the (offline) NTSB Imaging System.
Accident occurred MAY-24-94 at GRAND FORKS, ND
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201, registration: N804ND
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
THE STUDENT PILOT WAS LANDING ON RUNWAY 35R WITH THE WIND REPORTED AS 340
DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS WHEN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST. THE AIRPLANE EXITED THE
RUNWAY STRIKING A SIGN AND TERRAIN. NO MECHANICAL ANOMALIES WERE FOUND ON
EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE.
the pilot-in-command's not maintaining directional control.
On May 24, 1994, at 1150 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28R- 201, registered to the University of North Dakota, and operated by a student pilot, lost directional control on landing on runway 35R (3,900' X 75' dry/concrete) at the Grand Forks International Airport, Grand Forks, North Dakota. The airplane sustained substantial damage on impact with a runway sign and the terrain. The pilot reported no injuries. The 14 CFR Part 91 flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions. The solo instructional flight had filed a VFR flight plan. The last point of departure was Jamestown, North Dakota, at 1056.
The pilot stated that he had difficulty making the airplane turn to the right, while he felt it required "heavy" control to turn left.
A policeman who observed the track of the airplane indicated that there were skid marks from the right landing gear going off the runway.
A subsequent examination of the airplane revealed no mechanical problems with either brake.
The landing was performed on runway 35R. The winds at the approximate time of the accident were reported as 340 degrees at 10 knots.
Source: National Transportation Safety Board