NTSB Identification: CHI92LA203.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47491.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 07, 1992 in HARVARD, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-301, registration: N8056P
Injuries: 6 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 OF THE ACCIDENT AIRPLANE MISINTERPRETED THE WIND DIRECTION WHEN HE LOOKED AT THE WIND SOCK PRIOR TO DEPARTING THE AIRPORT. AFTER A DOWNWIND TAKEOFF AND A SHORT DURATION LOCAL FLIGHT THE PILOT RETURNED TO THE AIRPORT AND LANDED DOWNWIND. WHEN THE AIRPLANE FAILED TO DECELERATE AFTER TOUCHING DOWN HE ATTEMPTED A BALKED LANDING AND COLLIDED WITH A FENCE.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO UNDERSTAND WIND INFORMATION AS PRESENTED BY THE WINDSOCK, SELECTING THE WRONG RUNWAY FOR LANDING, AND DELAYING THE ABORTED LANDING.

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