NTSB Identification: LAX89LA012.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37791.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 08, 1988 in CONCORD, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28RT-201, registration: N8162T
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.

THE PILOT STATED THAT DURING THE LANDING ROLL HE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE AND VEERED LEFT OF THE RUNWAY CENTERLINE. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE LEFT RUDDER WAS STUCK IN A FULLY DEFLECTED POSITION AND HIS ATTEMPT TO ADD RIGHT RUDDER WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. THE PILOT THEN APPLIED FULL POWER BUT, BEFORE BECOMING AIRBORNE, THE AIRPLANE WENT OFF THE RUNWAY AND CROSSED A GRASS DIVIDER AND TAXIWAY. THE AIRPLANE THEN ENTERED A RAMP AREA WHERE IT COLLIDED WITH AN UNOCCUPIED CESSNA 172. SUBSEQUENT EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE BY FAA INSPECTORS REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A MALFUNCTION.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING

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