NTSB Identification: SEA92LA035.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45913.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 04, 1992 in NEWBERG, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/13/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N7491R
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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

DURING A LOCAL PLEASURE FLIGHT PRACTICING TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS, THE APPROACH TO THE RUNWAY WAS LOW. THE PILOT NOTED THAT A TRUCK AND TRAILER WERE TRAVELLING ON THE HIGHWAY THAT RUNS NEARLY PERPENDICULAR TO THE RUNWAY AND PULLED BACK ON THE YOKE TO MISS THE TRUCK, HOWEVER, THE MAIN LANDING GEAR STRUCK THE TRAILER. THE TRAILER SEPARATED FROM THE TRUCK AND ROLLED OVER. THE AIRPLANE PITCHED DOWN AND COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN NEAR THE RUNWAY THRESHOLD.

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

A POORLY PLANNED FINAL APPROACH. FACTORS IN THE ACCIDENT WERE: PROPER GLIDEPATH WAS NOT MAINTAINED AND INADEQUATE REMEDIAL ACTION.

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