Preliminary Accident Reports

December 2007 Issue

October 3, 2007, Grand Forks, N.D., Piper PA28-161

The aircraft was substantially damaged while exiting the runway after landing. The first-solo student pilot reported the tower controller requested the pilot exit at taxiway A2. The pilot reported that while he tried to comply with tower’s request, the airplane was still at 20-30 knots. The aircraft went off the runway into the grass and its left wing impacted the runway hold-short sign. There were no injuries. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunction.

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