Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2011 Issue

February 8, 2011, Lansing, Ill., Piper PA-28-140

The commercial pilot was in the airplane’s right seat and was performing touch and go landings. The airplane began skidding on the snow and weathervaning into the wind during the landing roll, and then went off the runway and into the snow. Substantial damage occurred to ribs in the airplane’s right wing. The pilot reported there were no mechanical malfunctions with the airplane during the accident flight.

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