NTSB Identification: FTW88FA060.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36836.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 10, 1988 in OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32RT-300T, registration: N2186K
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE AIRPLANE WAS EQUIPPED FOR IFR BUT NOT EQUIPPED TO FLY INTO ICING COND. AT 4000 FEET MSL, THE OAT WAS ABOVE FREEZING. AT 3000 FEET MSL THE AIRPLANE WAS IN CLOUDS WITH OAT OF 32 DEGREES F. THE PLT ELECTED TO ATTEMPT DOWNWIND ILS APPROACH AND LANDING. PLT WAS VISUAL AT 450 FEET AGL AND ENCOUNTERED STRONG DOWN DRAFTS WITH LARGE AIRSPEED FLUCTUATIONS. PLT STATED HE FELT HE HAD THE RUNWAY MADE AND DID NOT CONSIDER A GO-AROUND. WHEN CLOSE TO RUNWAY AIRPLANE BALLOONED AND APPROACHED A STALL. AFTER PLT PUSHED NOSE DOWN, THE NOSE WHEEL HIT THE GROUND AND COLLAPSED. DESPITE THE HARD IMPACT, SOME AIRFRAME ICE, AT LEAST 1/2 INCH THICK FROM BACK TO FRONT AND ONE INCH ACROSS, WAS FOUND ON THE LEADING EDGES OF THE WINGS AND EMPENNAGE.

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WING..ICE

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

STABILIZER..ICE



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ANTI-ICE/DEICE SYSTEM..NOT INSTALLED

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