On June 2, 1998, at 1125 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28-180, N8469W, sustained substantial damage when the airplane impacted the terrain while landing on runway 30R at North Platte Regional Airport, near North Platte, Nebraska. The pilot and one passenger reported no injuries. The personal flight was being conducted under 14 CFR Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan was on file. The flight departed Council Bluffs Airport, Council Bluffs, Nebraska, at 0933 with an intended destination of Crawford, Colorado, after a stop in North Platte. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated that when he flared for the landing he found the left main landing gear to be off the edge of the runway. The airplane touched down and the left wing struck a runway light. He stated that he was able to negotiate around another runway light and re-enter the runway. He said that the wind was reported to be from 050 degrees at 13 knots when he attempted a landing on runway 30R.
An examination of the airplane post accident failed to reveal any pre-accident anomalies.