NTSB Identification: ATL87LA076.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32626.
Accident occurred Monday, February 23, 1987 in HAMPTON, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N7681W
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 PLT REPORTED THAT A GUSTING X-WIND EXISTED DURING THE APPROACH TO LAND. WHEN HE REDUCED PWR FOR TOUCHDOWN, THE ACFT PITCHED NOSE DOWN, BEGAN A RAPID SINK AND LANDED HARD. THE PLT NOTED THAT HE HAD THE YOKE FULL BACK BUT WAS UNABLE TO ARREST THE SINK RATE. HE STATED THAT THE AIRSPEED WAS 'NORMAL' OVER THE THRESHOLD, AND THAT THE ACFT DID NOT STALL.

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:

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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