Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Richard Arthur Field Airport

Fayette, Alabama 35555
Friday, February 4, 2000 10:50 CST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
According to the pilot, at the point of flare during his la nding he experienced wind forces that displaced the airplane sideward toward the runway's right edge and counterclockwise, nose into the wind. He initiated a go-around, but did not achieve a climb, and collided with the airport's perimeter fence and a utility pole. The pilot reported the mishap was not a result of any mechanical malfunction.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The pilot's failure to maintain directional and altitude control of the airplane during a ago-around maneuver, resulting in collision with a fence and utility pole.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date2/4/2000 
Event Day of the WeekFriday 
Time of Event1050 
Event Time ZoneCentral Standard Time 
Event CityFAYETTE  
Event StateALABAMA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site35555  
Event Date Year2000 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportRICHARD ARTHUR FIELD  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDM95  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation364 
Weather Briefing CompletenessNot pertinent 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1053 Central Standard Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)165 
Weather Observation Facility IDTCL  
Elevation of weather observation facility170 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)36 
Time Zone of the weather observationCST 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-5 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)290 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)22 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateFeb 4 2000 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time1312 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationIMAGE 
Date of most recent change to recordDec 12 2000 1:27PM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN8924T 
NTSB NumberMIA00LA081  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NamePiper  
Aircraft ModelPA-28R-200  
Aircraft Series IdentifierPA-28R-200 
Aircraft Serial Number28R7135224  
Certified Max Gross Weight2600 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearRetractable 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last InspectionDec 5 1999 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection20 
Airframe Hours3400 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameWAYCROSS AVIATION SALES, INC.  
Aircraft Owner Street Address4550 GIBSON RD.  
Aircraft Owner CityWAYCROSS  
Aircraft Owner StateGA 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode31503  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventYes 
Departure Airport CodeM95  
Departure City  
Departure State  
Departure Country  
Departure Time1035 
Departure Time ZoneEST 
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightApproach 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:35AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location36  
Runway Length4838 
Runway Width80 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--