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Pilot hits tree after landing at night on unlit runway — General Aviation News

The pilot reported attempting to land at night on an unlit grass runway in Huntley, Illinois.

It landed about 10 feet to the right of the runway.

During deployment, the right wing of the Piper PA28 struck a small tree and partially separated from the wing root from the fuselage, causing significant damage.

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or airframe or engine failures that would have prevented normal operation prior to the collision.

Possible reason: The pilot’s decision to land at night without runway lighting resulted in a collision with an object.

NTSB ID: 102006

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This September 2020 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Issued as an educational aid, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.

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