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


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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