SEA07CA003
SEA07CA003

On October 5, 2006, at 1435 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna T182T, N134GW, sustained substantial damage when it struck a taxiway sign following a loss of control during the landing roll on runway 03 at Spokane International Airport, Spokane, Washington. The commercial pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by Wadsworth Aviation, Inc. of Seattle, Washington. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the landing in Spokane and an IFR flight plan was filed for the 14 CFR Part 91 business cross country flight which originated in Seattle.

According to the pilot, he requested a long landing in order to exit the runway on a taxiway near the end (taxiway F). The pilot stated that the approach was standard and touchdown was nominal. He further stated that he "applied modest but symmetrical brakes simultaneously with nose wheel contact," and the airplane "immediately" began "a strong, uncontrolled diversion to the right." While skidding sideways, the airplane contacted a taxiway sign, nosed down and then settled upright. The pilot stated that the accident could have been prevented with "perhaps less aggressive braking immediately after touchdown, while still achieving lift."

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