NTSB Identification: SEA88LA103.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36036.
Accident occurred Friday, June 03, 1988 in HAWTHORNE, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N3741P
Injuries: 3 Minor.

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 A GO-AROUND DUE TO THE PILOT HAVING DIFFICULTY LANDING WITH A GUSTING CROSSWIND, THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A BARBED WIRE FENCE WITH THE MAIN LANDING GEAR AND A FENCE POST WITH THE LEFT HORIZONTAL STABILIZER. THE AIRCRAFT THEN CROSSED A ROAD AND CAME TO REST IN A DITCH. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WAS APPROXIMATELY 7,000 FEET.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE POST


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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