NTSB Identification: DEN91LA004.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42864.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 06, 1990 in ENGLEWOOD, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/08/1992
Aircraft: PIPER PA-30B, registration: N85VL
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.
DURING LANDING ROLL, A PROTABLE OXYGEN BOTTLE STOWED UNDER THE PILOT'S SEAT SLID FORWARD AND JAMMED THE RUDDER PEDALS CAUSING A LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. THE GEAR COLLAPSED CAUSING THE NOSE CONE TO BE CRUSHED AND THE RIGHT MAIN WING SPAR TO BE TWISTED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT INSPECTION.
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