NTSB Identification: ERA11CA404
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, July 15, 2011 in Adams, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/20/2011
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N7516R
Injuries: 1 Minor,2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

During the landing flare, the airplane veered to the right approximately 20 degrees. The pilot initially added full engine power to execute a go-around; however, after the airplane continued to veer to the right he elected to reduce the power and land. The airplane subsequently struck a turf roller and the ground which resulted in substantial damage to the right wing and fuselage. The pilot reported that he did not experience any mechanical malfunctions that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

The pilot's loss of directional control during landing.

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