NTSB Identification: CEN13LA038
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 31, 2012 in Boyne City, MI
Aircraft: PIAGGIO P180, registration: N401ws
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On October 31, 2012, about 0920 central daylight time, a Piaggio P180 Avanti, N401WS, was substantially damaged during a runway excursion while landing on runway 27 at Boyne City Municipal airport (N98) in Boyne City, Michigan. The airplane was registered to Ann Arbor Aviation Partners LLC and operated by Flagship Private Air under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 as a positioning flight. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight and an instrument flight plan was filed. The certificated airline transport pilot and copilot were not injured. The flight originated from Willow Run Airport (KYIP) at 0820.

The pilot stated that after the airplane touched down, it made an uncommanded turn to the left and continued off of the runway. The Airplane struck the airport perimeter fence and came to rest in the same location.

The airplane has been moved to a hangar on the airfield for further examination.

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