2003-05-28: On May 12, 2003, about 1630 Eastern Daylight Time, a Piper PA-22-150, C-FKLW
, and based in Springbank, AB was substantially damaged while landing at the Roanoke Regional Airport, Roanoke, Virginia. The foreign certificated pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed for the personal flight conducted under 14 CFR Part 91. The airplane was owned by the pilot, and had been converted from a tri-cycle to tail-wheel landing gear configuration. The pilot reported he was landing on Runway 24, a 6,800-foot long, 150-foot wide, asphalt runway, when he experienced a wind gust, just after touchdown. The airplane became airborne again, turned sideways, and departed the left side of the runway. The airplane impacted on a taxiway, which damaged the horizontal stabilizer, vertical stabilizer, rudder, right elevator, and portions of the fuselage. The pilot stated he did not experience any mechanical malfunctions with the airplane. Winds reported at the airport about the time of the accident, were from 290 degrees at 19 knots, with 30 knot gusts.