Accident Piper PA-28-140 N55930, Sunday 4 July 2004
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Date:Sunday 4 July 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-140
Registration: N55930
MSN: 28-7325534
Year of manufacture:1973
Engine model:Lycoming O-320
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Rush City Regional Airport, Rush City, Minnesota -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Rush City, MN (KROS)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane was damaged when it went off the left side of runway 34 and struck a ditch and a fence. The pilot reported that just before touchdown, the airplane was blown left of the runway centerline and he decided to execute a go-around. He said that as he added power, the airplane touched down and was pulled to the left and off of the runway. He stated that he cut the power and went through a ditch and a barbed wire fence before coming to rest. The winds were recorded as: 360 degrees magnetic at 10 knots, gusting to 15 knots.

Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate compensation for wind conditions which led to his loss of aircraft control. Factors were the wind gusts, the ditch, and the fence.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CHI04CA170
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

09-Sep-2015 16:13 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 18:10 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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