NTSB Identification: ATL89LA007.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37070.
Accident occurred Friday, October 07, 1988 in SAVANNAH, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/03/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N7769N
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 LANDING WITH A LEFT X-WIND, THE ACFT VEERED TO THE LEFT & WENT OFF THE RWY. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED IN SOFT TERRAIN. THE PLT THOUGHT TOWER PERSONNEL HAD TOLD HIM THE WIND WAS FROM 030 DEG AT 9 KTS. A CHECK OF THE TRANSCRIPT REVEALED THAT JUST BEFORE LANDING, THE PLT WAS TOLD THE WIND WAS FROM 350 DEG AT 12 KTS. THE 1353 EDT WIND AT SAVANNAH WAS FROM 040 DEG AT 10 KTS.

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:

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT



Contributing Factors

INFORMATION..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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