NTSB Identification: MIA04WA093
Accident occurred Saturday, May 29, 2004 in Walkers Cay, Bahamas
Aircraft: Piper PA-32-301, registration: N8165A
Injuries: 5 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On May 29, 2004, about 0900 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-32-301, N8165A, registered to and operated by a private individual, departed the runway during landing roll at Walkers Cay Airport, Walker Cays, Bahamas, while on a Title 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a VFR flight plan was filed and activated. The aircraft incurred substantial damage and the private-rated pilot and four passengers reported no injuries. The flight originated from North Palm Beach County General Aviation Airport, North Palm Beach, Florida about 0800 that morning.

The pilot stated that the approach to runway 9 was normal and that he landed approximately 200 feet past the threshold. He further stated that the aircraft had no traction while braking so he applied maximum brakes and then began pumping the brakes. At the end of the runway, he veered to the right of the runway to avoid a drop off directly off the departure end. The airplane departed the runway to the right impacting a sand dune with the right main gear causing the right main landing gear and nose gear to collapse.

Witnesses to the accident report the airplane landing approximatly 3/4 down the length of the 2500 foot runway.

The Investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of the Bahamas. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Manager of Flight Standards, Bahamas
P.O. Box AP 59244
Nassau, N.P. Bahamas
Phone: (242) 377-3445/3448
Facsimile: (242) 377-6060

This report is for information purposes only and contains information obtained for or released by the Bahamian Government.

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