Piper PA-28 wing falls off

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Piper PA-28 wing falls off

Unread post by Zulu01 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:23 pm

Just read a report of a crash near Daytona Beach Florida, where the wing came off , they say after take off .......
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Overhead pic shows fully intact wing with wheel still out on other side of the road.

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/ ... tona-beach
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Re: Piper PA-28 wing falls off

Unread post by JCA » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:17 pm

Zulu01 wrote:Just read a report of a crash near Daytona Beach Florida, where the wing came off , they say after take off .......
Embry Riddel Aeronautical Univesity plane

Overhead pic shows fully intact wing with wheel still out on other side of the road.

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/ ... tona-beach
Knew of this being a problem with high time Cherokees that were used for LL power line inspections. But 40 +years ago
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Re: Piper PA-28 wing falls off

Unread post by Spoke Eagle » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:07 pm

Seems as if the rear spar attachment is a problem. In general with Pipers.
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Re: Piper PA-28 wing falls off

Unread post by Volo » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:02 am

I seem to remember something about mainspar corrosion being a problem on older PA 28's - would kind of explain the complete detachment of a wing !!
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Re: Piper PA-28 wing falls off

Unread post by Raffles » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:41 am

The aircraft was less than a year old.
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Re: Piper PA-28 wing falls off

Unread post by pilotC » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:06 am

This is why I think ballistic chutes are the future.
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Re: Piper PA-28 wing falls off

Unread post by Deanw » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:27 am

pilotC wrote:This is why I think ballistic chutes are the future.
At what height did the wing fall off?

If low level, would a chute have made any difference, given that to would take quite a few seconds for the pilot to activate?
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Re: Piper PA-28 wing falls off

Unread post by 747TDR » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:32 am

Deanw wrote:
pilotC wrote:This is why I think ballistic chutes are the future.
At what height did the wing fall off?

If low level, would a chute have made any difference, given that to would take quite a few seconds for the pilot to activate?
They're good, but can also adversely affect stricken aircraft as well. Just think back to Odette's accident at Lanseria back in 2013.
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Re: Piper PA-28 wing falls off

Unread post by Barros » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:41 am

Many years ago after some wings detached on Cherokee s A sb was issued but in Sa no cracks were found .
So rescinded locally .
Was Old style wings
Lets see now what happen s
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Re: Piper PA-28 wing falls off

Unread post by HJK 414 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:22 pm

Raffles wrote:The aircraft was less than a year old.
If that is correct - there has been a assembly fault - or attachment fittings / bolts came away ...
No way can ageing stress related causes be responsible in a one year.....

Will be interesting to hear what the attachment looks like on the separated wing

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Re: Piper PA-28 wing falls off

Unread post by Volo » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:04 pm

Just read a report called the Kathryn report that puts its age at 2007 . Not old enough for corrosion to be a factor.
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Re: Piper PA-28 wing falls off

Unread post by Barros » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:13 pm

not easy to break this
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Re: Piper PA-28 wing falls off

Unread post by Raffles » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:23 pm

Correction to my above post, the FAA website says the plane was manufactured in 2007.

The duff gen came from one of the websites I read.
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Re: Piper PA-28 wing falls off

Unread post by Spoke Eagle » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:20 am

Maybe Generic hardware again?
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Re: Piper PA-28 wing falls off

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:14 am

NTSB report “revealed that more than 80 percent of the lower spar cap and portions of the forward and aft spar web doublers exhibited fracture features consistent with metal fatigue.”

https://www.flyingmag.com/ntsb-releases ... SOC&dom=fb
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