NTSB Identification: CEN13LA332
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 10, 2013 in Oklahoma City, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/30/2014
Aircraft: PIPER PA-46-310P, registration: N13PC
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The pilot stated that, during the crosswind leg of the traffic pattern for the landing, he asked an air traffic controller for wind information. The air traffic controller reported that the wind was 200 degrees at 15 knots. The pilot reported that, during touchdown, the airplane encountered a "severe" gust of wind. In response, he corrected right, and, once the gust past, he corrected left. Subsequently, the airplane veered off the left side of the runway and into the grass. The airplane's track marks indicated that its nose gear struck a ground-level concrete pad, collapsed, and subsequently struck a precision approach path indicator light, which resulted in substantial damage to the firewall. The pilot reported no preimpact malfunctions or failures of the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane. Full narrative available
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