NTSB Identification: CHI90LA237.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42795.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 18, 1990 in ROSEVILLE, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/09/1992
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N2731R
Injuries: 4 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.

DURING LANDING ON A SOD RUNWAY THE PILOT MADE A HARD LANDING. UPON GROUND CONTACT THE AIRPLANE BOUNCED BACK INTO THE AIR. DURING THIS PROCESS THE AIRPLANE BECAME MISALIGNED WITH THE RUNWAY, LANDED ONCE AGAIN, AND CONTACTED MATURE CORN WITH ITS WINGTIP. THE RESULTING ACTION SWERVED THE AIRPLANE INTO THE CORN. THE AIRPLANE'S LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED AND ITS WING AND FUSELAGE SKIN RECEIVED NUMEROUS WRINKLES.

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

MISJUDGED FLARE FOR LANDING, AN IMPROPER RECOVERY FROM A BOUNCED LANDING, AND HIS FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL.

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