NTSB Identification: CHI88LA242.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37829.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 27, 1988 in AKRON, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N8322C
Injuries: 5 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.
ON TAXIING IN FROM LANDING ON A DARK NIGHT, THE PILOT INADVERTENTLY TAXIED OFF THE PAVEMENT ONTO A GRASSY AREA. WHEN HE REALIZED THAT HE WAS OFF THE PAVEMENT HE MADE AN ATTEMPT TO RETURN TO THE PAVEMENT AND ENCOUNTERED A 20' HOLE. THE MAIN GEAR SANK INTO THE HOLE AND THE WING STRUCK THE GROUND.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT
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