Preliminary Accident Reports

December 2008 Issue

October 1, 2008, Crookston, Minn. Piper PA-28-161

The student pilot stated he was established on final approach and "everything was on track." When the airplane crossed the threshold, he reduced engine power and began the landing flare. After touchdown, the student pilot applied the brakes, which resulted in a skid he was unable to control. The airplane subsequently departed the runway pavement and came to rest in a ditch. The left main landing gear collapsed.

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