Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2001 Issue

April 28, Rockwall, Texas / Piper Meridian

At 16:45 central time, the pilot of a Piper PA46-500TP lost control while landing at Rockwall Municipal Airport. The pilot and two passengers were not injured. The pilot said the airplane veered to the right after touchdown on runway 17. Rudder control inputs were ineffective and the airplane continued off the right side of the runway. The pilot aborted the landing and added full power, at which point the airplane turned back toward the runway. It struck a light on the end of the runway and continued across a road, striking a fence and a tree. An examination of the nose landing gear assembly revealed that the support structure was separated from the hydraulic actuator....

To continue reading this entire article you must be a paid subscriber.

Subscribe to Aviation Safety

The monthly journal of risk management and accident prevention, is packed with useful, timely information on basic and advanced technique, accident analysis and, most important, practical articles on how you can develop the judgment that will keep you in the air and out of the NTSB's files.

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.

Subscriber Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.