Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2005 Issue

April 7, 2005, Broomfield, Colo. / Piper PA-32RT-300

The airplane was destroyed by a postimpact fire following a loss of control during landing on Runway 29R at the Jefferson County Regional Airport (BJC) in Broomfield, Colo. The accident occurred at 1226 Mountain time; the Airline Transport pilot, who was the sole occupant, sustained fatal injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. A review of an airport surveillance video depicted the airplane impacting the runway in a left-wing-low attitude. The left main landing gear collapsed followed by the nose and right main landing gears. The airplane departed the right side of the runway, slid sideways on its belly and impacted a runway/taxiway sign. At 1225, BJCís ASOS reported the wind from 140 degrees...

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