LAX00LA251
LAX00LA251

On July 6, 2000, at 0753 mountain standard time, a Piper PA-28-180, N2196T, veered off the runway and collided with an airport sign while landing at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona. The aircraft sustained substantial damage; however, the student pilot was not injured. The aircraft was being operated as a solo instructional flight by the pilot/owner under 14 CFR Part 91 when the accident occurred. The flight originated from Tucson International airport earlier that morning. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed.

The pilot had been making touch-and-go takeoffs and landings on runway 11R when he veered off the runway during the landing roll, exited the runway to the right, and struck a taxiway sign (A8). The sign was destroyed. There was damage to the left wing inboard of the fuel tank and on the leading edge. Propeller and engine cowling damage was also evident.

Winds at the time were reported as from 340 degrees at 4 knots.

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