NTSB Identification: FTW94LA305.
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Accident occurred Monday, September 19, 1994 in NACOGDOCHES, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/27/1995
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-301, registration: N8398J
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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DURING LANDING ROLLOUT, THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR LEFT THE RUNWAY. THE AIRPLANE RETURNED TO THE RUNWAY, VEERED TO THE RIGHT, AND EXITED THE RUNWAY ON THE RIGHT SIDE. THE AIRPLANE THEN IMPACTED A DITCH AND SLID TO A STOP ON THE TAXIWAY. THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR SEPARATED AND THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE WINDS VARIED FROM CALM TO A 90 DEGREE CROSSWIND IN EXCESS OF 20 KNOTS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR CROSSWIND DURING LANDING ROLLOUT. A FACTOR WAS THE VARIABLE CROSSWIND. Full narrative available
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