NTSB Identification: ANC93LA005.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47997.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 06, 1992 in NIGHTMUTE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N76RL
Injuries: 2 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 SAID HE STRUCK THE LIP OF THE GRAVEL RUNWAY DURING A VISUAL APPROACH. THE LEFT LANDING WHEEL AND AXLE BROKE OFF AND HE COMPLETED THE LANDING WITHOUT THE LEFT WHEEL. THE RUNWAY IS GRAVEL BUILT UP TO 10 TO 15 FEET ABOVE THE SURROUNDING TUNDRA.

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

PILOT DID NOT ATTAIN PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT WHILE LANDING ON A RAISED GRAVEL RUNWAY.

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