NTSB Identification: MIA88LA166
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 04, 1988 in FREEPORT, Bahamas
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/30/2007
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N8068J
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.

The pilot stated that while on a VFR flight to Freeport, Bahamas, he flew in the proximity of a thunderstorm and encountered severe turbulence. He continued on to Freeport and landed safely. The next day, he flew the aircraft to Venice, Florida. After landing in Venice, he discovered that the airplane was substantially damaged and had wrinkled skin on both wings.

No additional information is available.

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

The pilot's inadvertent encounter with adverse weather.

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