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


The commercial pilot was in the airplanes 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 airplanes right wing. The pilot reported there were no mechanical malfunctions with the airplane during the accident flight. The pilots safety recommendation stated, “I believe that because of my lack of experience in flying right seat I was unable to correct for these unfavorable conditions.”


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