NTSB Identification: IAD96LA089.
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Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, June 03, 1996 in WILLARD, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/18/1997
Aircraft: Piper PA60-601P, registration: N86AT
Injuries: 5 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

According to the pilot, when the airplane was about 35 feet above the ground during the approach to land at the destination airport, it yawed rapidly to the left. The pilot was unable to regain directional control or perform a go-around. The pilot stated that the airplane touched down on the runway '...in a right skid, causing [eventual landing] gear failure.' The police report indicated that there was an 11 mph left quartering headwind for the active runway at the time of the accident.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the pilot's inability to maintain directional control of the airplane during the landing flare/touchdown.

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