On November 25, 1995, about 1030 eastern standard time, a Piper PA-28R-200, N5030S, was substantially damaged when it veered off the side of the runway, during the landing roll, at the Lake Placid Airport, Lake Placid, New York. The commercial pilot and passenger were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, for the personal flight that departed from Easton, Pennsylvania, about 0845. There was no flight plan for the flight conducted under 14 CFR Part 91.

In the NTSB form 6120.1/2, the pilot stated:

...Received airport advisories from Lake Placid, winds light and variable favoring runway 32. Runway was snow covered after the 1250 foot displaced threshold....[I was] slightly high on final, slipped to lose altitude, landed slightly fast, but with no undue concern as there was approximately 3000 feet of remaining runway. On rollout, aircraft started turn to the right. Was unable to stop the turn and [the aircraft] went off the runway. Left main gear was then collapsed, wing went down....Happened in the first and fastest part of roll out. probably a combination of wind, perhaps an uneven spot on the plowed runway and a slightly fast landing....

The pilot further reported that the winds were light and variable and that there were no mechanical malfunctions with the airplane.

Additionally, according to the Airport Facility Directory, runway 32 was 4200 feet long and 50 feet wide.

Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsis
Return to Query Page