On Monday, August 9, 1993, at about 1245 EDT, a Piper PA-28-181, N2189H, owned and operated by the Illinois Valley Flying Club, Incorporated of Peru, Illinois, continued off the departure end of runway 36 after landing and was substantially damaged. The pilot received minor injuries; the two passengers were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated at Bolling Green, Ohio, and was conducted under 14 CFR Part 91. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot reported that during the approach, the airplane was high, and subsequently, it touched down long. He said he elected to go around when there appeared to be an inadequate amount of runway remaining to stop. He initiated a go-around by applying full throttle. He said the airplane did not seem to climb fast enough, so he raised the flaps, and the airplane settled. It touched down hard and the nose gear collapsed. The airplane then angled off the runway near the departure end and encountered soft terrain. Subsequently, it slid into brush and trees and was substantially damaged.
During a post-accident examination of the airplane, the throttle was found in the full forward position. The condition of the propeller indicated that the engine was running when the accident occurred. No malfunction or pre-accident failure of the aircraft or engine was found.