Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2001 Issue

Oct. 1, Seven Springs, Pa. / Piper Cherokee Six

At about 12:00 eastern time, a Piper PA-32-300 crashed on landing at Seven Springs Airport, killing one passenger and leaving the pilot and two passengers seriously injured. A witness said the airplane did not seem lined up with the runway as it touched down and veered off the left side of the runway. The engine revved as if the airplane was going to take off again, but it veered to the right, touched down back onto the runway, and traveled off the right side of the runway. The engine revved again, as if the airplane was going to take off, but the airplane struck trees and came to rest in a ravine. Two tail strike marks were found on the runway and one was found in the grass off the left sid...

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