NTSB Identification: MKC89LA036.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37579.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 03, 1988 in LAKEVIEW, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N4344F
Injuries: 4 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 PERSONAL CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT, THE NEWLY CERTIFICATED PRIVATE PILOT SAID HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON A 3200 FOOT GRASS STRIP WITH AN EXISTING GUSTING CROSSWIND. HE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING THE LANDING, HIT A RUNWAY LIGHT, TEARING OFF THE LEFT GEAR AND DAMAGING THE WING AND FUSELAGE. THE ACFT HAD BEEN MODIFIED FROM A 150 HORSEPOWER ENGINE TO A 180 HORSEPOWER ENGINE.

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..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..RUNWAY LIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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