Preliminary Accident Reports

June 1999 Issue

March 16, Prescott, Ariz. / Piper PA-44-180 Seminole

At about 18:31 MST, a Piper Seminole made a hard landing on runway 12 at Love Field. The airplane veered off the side of the wet runway, traversed a drainage ditch and was substantially damaged. Neither the pilot nor passenger was injured. The pilot was employed full-time as a flight instructor and had flown the airplane to increase his multiengine flight experience. The pilot committed suicide after the accident, leaving a note that read: “NTSB, lack of crosswind correction, tailwind, hydroplaning, failure to timely go around.”...

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