Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Ohio State University Airport

Columbus, Ohio 43205
Thursday, March 18, 1982 18:00 EST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
WHILE PERFORMING A TOUCH AND GO LANDING ON RUNWAY 27R, THE AIRCRAFT VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY TO THE RIGHT AND STRUCK A DRAINAGE DITCH. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE WIND WAS FROM 350 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS. RUNWAY 32, AN ASPHALT RUNWAY WITH A LENGTH OF 3040 FT AND A WIDTH OF 100 FT. WAS AVAILABLE.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date3/18/1982 
Event Day of the WeekThursday 
Time of Event1800 
Event Time ZoneEastern Standard Time 
Event CityCOLUMBUS  
Event StateOHIO 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site43205  
Event Date Year1982 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude-- 
Event Location Longitude-- 
Event Location AirportOHIO STATE UNIVERSITY  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDOSU  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceUnknown 
Time of the weather observation0  
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility ID  
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observation  
Lighting ConditionsDusk 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingUnknown 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)45 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)350 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)15 
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) -- 
Density Altitude (feet)
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryMinor 
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)617 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information  
Date of most recent change to recordDec 18 2002 11:28AM 
User who most recently changed recordNTSB\GIUV  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN6286P 
NTSB NumberCHI82DA092  
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-24-250  
Aircraft Series IdentifierPA-24-250  
Aircraft Serial Number24-1396  
Certified Max Gross Weight2800 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassUnknown 
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 InspectionUnknown 
Date of Last Inspection-- 
Airframe hours since last inspection
Airframe Hours1921 
ELT InstalledNo 
ELT ActivatedUnknown 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NamePRO-AIR  
Aircraft Owner Street Address24 N. HIGH ST.  
Aircraft Owner CityWORTHINGTON  
Aircraft Owner StateOH 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode43085  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator NamePRO-AIR  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address24 N. HIGH ST.  
Operator CityWORTHINGTON  
Operator StateOH 
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code43085  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateYes - certificate holder 
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 CodeOSU  
Departure CityCOLUMBUS  
Departure StateOH 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1730 
Departure Time Zone  
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport CodeOSU  
Destination CityCOLUMBUS  
Destination StateOH 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordSep 18 2002 4:49PM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location27  
Runway Length3000 
Runway Width100 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--