NTSB Identification: LAX89LA020.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37316.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 19, 1988 in PETALUMA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N6184H
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.

DURING A TELEPHONE INTERVIEW, THE PILOT STATED THAT SHE WAS ATTEMPTING A TOUCH AND GO LANDING WHEN THE AIRPLANE LANDED HARD ON ITS NOSEWHEEL. SHE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH A HANGAR. THERE WERE NO PROBLEMS WITH THE NOSEWHEEL STEERING MECHANISM DURING FOUR TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..BUILDING(NONRESIDENTIAL)

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