NTSB Identification: CHI88FA145.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36913.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 29, 1988 in DETROIT LAKES, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N44140
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING FINAL APPROACH FOR LANDING AT HIS DESTINATION AIRPORT THE PILOT STATED THAT HE ELECTED TO ATTEMPT A GO-AROUND DUE TO DIFFICULTY WITH GUSTY WINDS. HE STATED THAT HE WAS APPROXIMATELY 3' TO 5' ABOVE THE GROUND WHEN HE INITIATED THE GO-AROUND, AND AS HE ADDED FULL POWER THE RIGHT WING OF THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE GROUND ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. THE NOSE GEAR STRUCK THE GROUND, COLLAPSED, AND THE AIRCRAFT SKIDDED TO A STOP.

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:

AIRCRAFT CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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