NTSB Identification: MKC88LA074.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36602.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 05, 1988 in SPRINGFIELD, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N62551
Injuries: 1 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.

WHILE ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON A NARROW RUNWAY, WITH APPROACHING THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 4 MILES OF THE AIRPORT, DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST BY THE PLT DURING THE ROLLOUT. PLT STATED A SUDDEN CHANGE IN SURFACE WIND DIRECTION MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL, AND THE AIRCRAFT VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY ONTO THE SOFT, MUDDY SHOULDER. THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND BOTH PROPELLERS WERE DAMAGED.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..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..SOFT


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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