Accident at Roanoke, VA


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.


CADORS Number 2003C0651
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Other
Occurred At 2003-05-12 - 20:30
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location the United States of America, North America, National Capital Region (NCR), Roanoke, VA
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By Other
Categories Turbulence encounter,Runway excursion,Loss of control - ground

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA22 150
Year Built 1958
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model O-320-A1A
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Runway excursion,Weather - clear air turbulence (CAT)/turbulence,Loss of control - on ground

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