NTSB Identification: CHI88LA207.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37632.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 13, 1988 in DODGEVILLE, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201, registration: N47804
Injuries: 3 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.

DURING AN ATTEMPTED LANDING IN GUSTY WIND, THE PILOT FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL, GOT BLOWN OFF TO THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND EXPERIENCED A TAIL STRIKE. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO ABORT THE LANDING, BUT WAS UNABLE TO CLIMB OUT OF GROUND EFFECT, AND MADE A LANDING ON THE GRASSY FIELD ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A BEEHIVE WITH THE RIGHT-WING DURING THE LANDING ROLL.

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:

ABORTED LANDING..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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