January 2, 2010, Somerset, Ky., Fairchild SA227


The airplane ran off the side of Runway 23 at about 1521 Eastern time during the landing roll at the completion of a Part 135 on-demand air taxi flight. The pilot, co-pilot and passenger reported no injuries, but the airplane sustained substantial damage. Visual conditions prevailed.

According to the pilot, during the landing roll, the nose wheel locked, causing the airplane to veer right. He countered with full left rudder, but was unable to bring the airplane under control. The airplane departed the runway on the north side, crossed the taxiway, and went down a small embankment. The airplane came to rest against the airports boundary fence.


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