NTSB Identification: CHI88LA149.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36895.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 02, 1988 in GRAFTON, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2496K
Injuries: 1 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.

WHILE LANDING AT A 1,900' SOD AIRSTRIP WITH A 10 KNOT CROSSWIND, THE AIRCRAFT SWERVED TO THE LEFT, RAN OFF THE RUNWAY AND STRUCK SOME SMALL TREES AND SHRUBS. THE PILOT LACKED TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN LOW WING AIRCRAFT AND LACKED FAMILIARITY WITH THAT PARTICULAR AIRCRAFT.

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:

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




Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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