NTSB Identification: ATL92LA058.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46549.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 11, 1992 in AIKEN, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/12/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-46-310, registration: N4387V
Injuries: 1 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.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE OBTAINED A STANDARD WEATHER BRIEFING BEFORE DEPARTING FOR THE FLIGHT. THE BREIFING NOTED THAT A SIGMET WAS IN EFFECT FOR SEVERE TURBULENCE AND WIND SHEAR. DURING THE FINAL APPROACH AT HIS DESTINATION HE OBSERVED THE WIND SOCK PERIODICALLY AND NOTED THAT IT INDICATED THE WIND WAS ALIGNED WITH THE RUNWAY. AT TOUCH DOWN THE LEFT WING WAS LIFTED BY A WIND GUST, THE PILOT SAID, WHICH COULD NOT BE CONTROLLED WITH THE AILERON. THE AIRPLANE VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY TO THE RIGHT WHICH RESULTED IN THE COLLAPSE OF THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR.

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

THE UNEXPECTED, GUSTING CROSSWIND.

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