MIA98LA116
MIA98LA116

On March 30, 1998, about 1130 eastern standard time, a Piper PA-18-135, N2150A, registered to Barnstormer Flite Signs Inc., operating as a Title 14 CFR Part 91 local flight, impacted the runway while landing near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The airplane was substantially damaged. The commercial-rated pilot and one commercial-rated pilot/passenger were not injured. The flight had originated from the Grand Strand Airport, at 1000.

The pilot-in-command (PIC) was conducting a familiarization flight when the accident occurred. The PIC said that after touchdown on runway 23, "...the pilot lost directional control of the aircraft. The aircraft veered left then veered to the right, I then tried to add left brake with no successes, while veering right the aircraft tipped up and dragged the left wing. We then taxied to the ramp to inspect the aircraft."

According to the FAA Inspector that was at the crash site, "...during a crosswind landing on runway 23...the pilot lost directional control of his aircraft. The pilot told the FAA Inspector that the airplane came to rest on runway 23 before the first turnoff. In addition, the pilot told the FAA Inspector, according to the inspector's statement, that "the wind was gusty and from the south." The reported winds at the time of the accident were from 180 degrees at 8 knots.

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