NTSB Identification: ATL88LA164.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36354.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 03, 1988 in WILKESBORO, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-325, registration: N34GK
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.

AFTER A NORMAL APPROACH AND LANDING, THE LEFT MAIN GEAR SLOWLY COLLAPSED DURING THE ROLL OUT. THE AIRCRAFT VEERED TO THE LEFT, STRUCK A SIGN OFF THE RUNWAY EDGE AND COLLIDED WITH A DITCH. THE LEFT MAIN GEAR WAS FOUND UNLOCKED DURING POSTACCIDENT INVESTIGATION. THE AIRCRAFT HAD UNDERGONE MAINTENANCE A SHORT TIME BEFORE.

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

LANDING GEAR,GEAR LOCKING MECHANISM..UNLOCKED


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE



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