Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2009 Issue

November 14, 2008, Bowling Green, Mo., Piper PA-22-108

While performing a touch-and-go landing on a turf runway, the newly tailwheel-endorsed pilot encountered a sudden crosswind. The airplane’s nose turned left as the airplane bounced back into the air. The pilot initiated a go-around and added right rudder. The airplane then exited the runway and headed for an airfield wind indicator, so the pilot reduced engine power and maneuvered the airplane away from the obstruction.

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