NTSB Identification: DEN88LA079.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35539.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 21, 1988 in AURORA, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28RT-201T, registration: N2904C
Injuries: 2 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 CFI PLT REPORTED THAT HE WAS PERFORMING A PERSONAL FLIGHT, CROSS COUNTRY. AT TOUCHDOWN ON RUNWAY 32, THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED. WINDS WERE REPORTED AS WEST AT 10 KNOTS. THE AIRCRAFT WENT OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND THE RIGHT WING STRUCK SEVERAL RUNWAY LIGHTS. THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AS THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN A SNOW BANK. A POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION REVEALED EVIDENCE CONSISTENT WITH A HARD LANDING. NO EVIDENCE WAS FOUND TO INDICATE ANY PRE ACCIDENT FAILURE OR DEFICIENCY.

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..COLLAPSED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK

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