NTSB Identification: DEN91LA057.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43072.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 30, 1991 in FORT COLLINS, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/05/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N8543D
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 LEFT SEAT PILOT RATED PASSENGER (WHO WAS ALSO A FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR) PERFORMED TWO TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS. THE RIGHT SEAT PILOT IN COMMAND TOOK CONTROL TO PERFORM THE THIRD TOUCH AND GO LANDING. A WHEEL LANDING WAS MADE. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE AIRPLANE BEGAN TO SWERVE LEFT AND RIGHT. IT THEN VEERED OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED.

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

THE LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL BY THE PILOT IN COMMAND.

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