NTSB Identification: CHI88LA114.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35844.
Accident occurred Monday, May 16, 1988 in CHARLOTTE, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135, registration: N8800C
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.

DURING TOUCHDOWN IN A SLIGHT RIGHT CROSSWIND, THE STUDENT PILOT INAPPROPRIATELY APPLIED RIGHT RUDDER PRESSURE. THE AIRCRAFT YAWED TO THE RIGHT AND LEFT THE SOD RUNWAY, VEERING INTO A PLOWED FIELD. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A FURROW AND NOSED OVER.

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RUDDER..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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