NTSB Identification: ANC89LA013.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37011.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Sunday, October 23, 1988 in IVANOF BAY, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-301, registration: N8402S
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.

THE PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON A 30 FOOT WIDE, 1200 FOOT GRAVEL STRIP IN GUSTY WIND CONDITIONS. HE SAID JUST PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN, THE AIRPLANE ENCOUNTERED A STRONG GUST OF WIND RESULTING IN A HARD LANDING SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED.

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:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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