On September 1, 2000, about 1355 central daylight time, a Piper PA-34-200T, N223S, registered to Royal Sons inc. and operated to a private owner, was damaged during landing at Madison County Executive Airport, Meridianville, Alabama, while on a Title 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and a visual flight rules flight plan was filed. The aircraft received substantial damage and the private-rated pilot and three passengers were not injured. The flight last departed Albany, Georgia, the same day about 1240. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated that he is a member of the Royal Sons, Inc. flying club, and that the flying club had just purchased the aircraft. He was operating the aircraft as a personal flight. He last departed Albany, Georgia, and his destination was Madison County Executive Airport. The approach to runway 36 at Madison County Executive Airport was normal. After the landing flare, the aircraft touched down on the main landing gear and then bounced. The aircraft touched down again, and again bounced. The aircraft then porpoised and touched down on the nose landing gear. The nose landing gear collapsed and the windshield cracked. He maneuvered the aircraft off the runway into the grass and stopped.