NTSB Identification: CHI88LA238.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37830.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 17, 1988 in KENOSHA, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151, registration: N6252J
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.

WHILE ON A VFR APPROACH TO THE AIRPORT, AT NIGHT, THE PILOT MISIDENTIFIED THE STREET LIGHTS IN A MOBILE HOME PARK AS THE RUNWAY LIGHTS AND DESCENDED INTO WIRES. AFTERWARD THE PILOT WAS ABLE TO CONTINUE TO THE INTENDED RUNWAY AND MADE A SUCCESSFUL LANDING. AFTER LANDING THE PILOT DISCOVERED PARTS OF THE TAIL MISSING INCLUDING THE RUDDER.

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

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..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


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,STATIC

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