NTSB Identification: ATL88LA094.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36195.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 18, 1988 in GALION, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/14/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N4305A
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 AIRPLANE BOUNCED DURING LDG, AND SUBSEQUENTLY RAN OFF THE SIDE OF THE RWY INTO SNOW AND NOSED OVER. THE WIND CONDITIONS AT THE TIME WERE REPORTEDLY CALM. THE AIRPLANE WAS EQUIPPED WITH STC-APPROVED CONVENTIONAL (TAILDRAGGER) LDG GEAR. THE PLT STATED HE HAD ABOUT 200 HRS OF TAILDRAGGER EXPERIENCE.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED

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