NTSB Identification: WPR14CA215
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in Novato, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/30/2014
Aircraft: PIPER PA28R - 201T, registration: N222RS
Injuries: 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.

The pilot reported that about halfway down the runway the airplane encountered a dust devil, which raised the right wing and caused the airplane to skid off the left side of the runway where it impacted a berm. The airplane subsequently rotated 360 degrees to the right, coming to rest on the adjacent taxiway. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right door frame structure and the right wing spar. The pilot reported no mechanical anomalies with 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 during landing roll with a crosswind, which resulted in a runway excursion and impact with terrain.

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