NTSB Identification: ANC88LA079.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36290.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 30, 1988 in HOOPER BAY, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32, registration: N15268
Injuries: 7 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 COMMERCIALLY CERTIFICATED PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND IN WINDS ESTIMATED AS 30 KNOTS GUSTING TO 40. HE REPORTEDLY HIT A DOWNDRAFT JUST PIROR TO LANDING AND HAD A HARDER THAN NORMAL TOUCHDOWN. DURING THE LATER STAGES OF THE LANDING ROLL-OUT, HE APPLIED THE BRAKES AND THE LEFT MAIN GEAR LEG COLLAPSED.

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

FLARE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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