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Piper PA-28-181, N4514X

Date of occurrence: 15 October 2011

Summary:
The pilot was executing a touch-and-go on Runway 23 at Cambridge with a crosswind from the left reported as 140º at 9 kt, varying between 080º and 190º. During the landing roll the left wing lifted and rolled the aircraft about the nose gear and right main gear such that the right wingtip contacted the ground. The pilot was unable to maintain directional control of the aircraft which then turned rapidly to the left and exited the paved runway onto grass, during which the nosewheel struck a runway landing light. The nose gear then collapsed causing the propeller to strike the ground, with the aircraft coming to stop approximately 10 m from the side of the runway.

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Report name:
Piper PA-28-181, N4514X
Registration:
N4514X
Type:
Piper PA-28-181
Location:
Wellsbourne Mountford Aerodrome, Warwickshire
Date of occurrence:
15 October 2011
Category:
General Aviation - Fixed Wing
Summary:
The pilot was executing a touch-and-go on Runway 23 at Cambridge with a crosswind from the left reported as 140º at 9 kt, varying between 080º and 190º. During the landing roll the left wing lifted and rolled the aircraft about the nose gear and right main gear such that the right wingtip contacted the ground. The pilot was unable to maintain directional control of the aircraft which then turned rapidly to the left and exited the paved runway onto grass, during which the nosewheel struck a runway landing light. The nose gear then collapsed causing the propeller to strike the ground, with the aircraft coming to stop approximately 10 m from the side of the runway.
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