NTSB Identification: MKC88LA163.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37306.
Accident occurred Friday, August 26, 1988 in FREEBURG, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22, registration: N3171Z
Injuries: 1 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.

WHILE ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON A FARM PASTURE THAT THE PLT HAD PREVIOUSLY WALKED OVER TO CHECK, THE AIRCRAFT NOSE WHEEL COLLAPSED, FOLLOWED BY A NOSE OVER. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED NOSE LOW WITH NO FLAPS AND DUG INTO THE GRASS RUNWAY.

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

LEVEL OFF..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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