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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||PA-28 Cherokee/Archer II/Dakota/Pillan/Warrior|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 6|
flight time total : 75
flight time type : 6
|Anomaly||excursion : runway|
ground encounters other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
I flew over the airport to see the windsock to check the winds. This airport is unmanned. There seemed to be no wind at all or very little. When I turned base to final; I put in 2 notches of flaps and started my final for landing. Just as I touched the ground; the front of the plane wanted to turn to the right. As I took care of this; I noticed the end of the runway was coming to the end. I just about stood on the brakes to stop the plane. The plane skidded off the end of the runway in the mud and came to rest in a snow bank. I checked the 3 family members to make sure they were ok. There was still plenty of sunlight left. I checked the plane over for any damage and checked the propeller. The only thing that I could find that was hurt was the wheel pants; where they went through the snow pile some of the paint rubbed off. After the plane was removed from the snow and back on the runway; 2 other pilots and I looked the plane over for damage. I did all of my safety checks prior to taking off; and could not find anything wrong. For my piece of mind; I took off and circled the field until I climbed to 6000 ft and started the trip back home. I flew from airport to airport and keyed the radio frequency of the next airport just in case; if anything would happen. I took my time getting back; made it back without any problems.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PA28 PLT HAS A RWY EXCURSION INTO A SNOW BANK.
Narrative: I FLEW OVER THE ARPT TO SEE THE WINDSOCK TO CHK THE WINDS. THIS ARPT IS UNMANNED. THERE SEEMED TO BE NO WIND AT ALL OR VERY LITTLE. WHEN I TURNED BASE TO FINAL; I PUT IN 2 NOTCHES OF FLAPS AND STARTED MY FINAL FOR LNDG. JUST AS I TOUCHED THE GND; THE FRONT OF THE PLANE WANTED TO TURN TO THE R. AS I TOOK CARE OF THIS; I NOTICED THE END OF THE RWY WAS COMING TO THE END. I JUST ABOUT STOOD ON THE BRAKES TO STOP THE PLANE. THE PLANE SKIDDED OFF THE END OF THE RWY IN THE MUD AND CAME TO REST IN A SNOW BANK. I CHKED THE 3 FAMILY MEMBERS TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE OK. THERE WAS STILL PLENTY OF SUNLIGHT LEFT. I CHKED THE PLANE OVER FOR ANY DAMAGE AND CHKED THE PROP. THE ONLY THING THAT I COULD FIND THAT WAS HURT WAS THE WHEEL PANTS; WHERE THEY WENT THROUGH THE SNOW PILE SOME OF THE PAINT RUBBED OFF. AFTER THE PLANE WAS REMOVED FROM THE SNOW AND BACK ON THE RWY; 2 OTHER PLTS AND I LOOKED THE PLANE OVER FOR DAMAGE. I DID ALL OF MY SAFETY CHKS PRIOR TO TAKING OFF; AND COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING WRONG. FOR MY PIECE OF MIND; I TOOK OFF AND CIRCLED THE FIELD UNTIL I CLBED TO 6000 FT AND STARTED THE TRIP BACK HOME. I FLEW FROM ARPT TO ARPT AND KEYED THE RADIO FREQ OF THE NEXT ARPT JUST IN CASE; IF ANYTHING WOULD HAPPEN. I TOOK MY TIME GETTING BACK; MADE IT BACK WITHOUT ANY PROBS.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.