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N819C accident description

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Crash location 36.458056°N, 105.672223°W
Nearest city Taos, NM
36.407249°N, 105.573066°W
6.5 miles away
Tail number N819C
Accident date 17 Jan 2008
Aircraft type Piper PA-32-301XTC
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

According to the pilot, he departed McKinney (TKI), Texas, on a visual flight rules flight to Angel Fire (AXX), New Mexico. During the approach to AXX, the airplane encountered "extreme mountain turbulence" and the pilot "kept his speed up." Shortly after touchdown at AXX, the airplane "windmilled" to the left. The pilot then aborted the landing and during initial climb, the airplane's main landing impacted a snow bank located at the end of the runway. The main landing gear separated from the airplane, and the airplane remained airborne. The pilot then flew around the local area for an unspecified period of time and landed gear-up at Taos, New Mexico. During the gear-up landing at Taos, the airplane departed the runway surface and impacted the snow covered terrain. Examination of the airplane revealed the right aileron was bent and partially separated. The pilot and three passengers were not injured.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's excessive airspeed during the approach and loss of control during the landing. Contributing factors were the mountain turbulence and the snowbank.

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