Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary CEN22LA171

Peyton, CO, USA

Aircraft #1




The pilot reported he intended to land after sunset and did not activate the runway lighting. During final approach, the airplane collided with the airport windsock and landed next to the runway. During the landing roll the pilot maneuvered the airplane onto the runway and stopped on a taxiway. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing when it impacted the windsock. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operations and that he misjudged the runway location.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot’s decision to not activate the runway lighting and misjudged the runway location, which resulted in a collision with a windsock.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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