NTSB Identification: CHI88LA130.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36893.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 08, 1988 in BEDFORD, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N7151P
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 LANDED BEYOND HIS INTENDED TOUCHDOWN POINT ON THE RUNWAY DUE TO EXCESSIVE AIRSPEED DURING THE APPROACH TO LANDING AND TOUCHDOWN. WHEN THE AIRCRAFT RAN OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY THE PILOT ELECTED TO PERFORM AN INTENTIONAL GROUND LOOP/SWERVE IN AN ATTEMPT TO AVOID A DITCH/CULVERT IN THE AIRCRAFT'S PATH. THE SIDE LOADS INCURRED DURING THIS MANEUVER CAUSED THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR TO COLLAPSE.

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

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK

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