NTSB Identification: BFO87LA018.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33158.
Accident occurred Monday, February 02, 1987 in WEST POINT, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200R, registration: N33399
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.

AFTER MAKING A LOW PASS OVER THE UNCONTROLLED AIRPORT THE CFI DECIDED TO LET THE STUDENT PILOT MAKE A TOUCH AND GO LANDING ON RUNWAY 27 AT WEST POINT MUNICIPAL AIRPORT. WEST POINT, VIRGINIA. THE MANEUVER WAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED AND THE AIRCRAFT CAME AROUND IN THE PATTERN FOR ANOTHER LANDING. DURING THE SECOND LANDING THE LEFT MAIN GEAR CONTACTED A SNOW BANK THAT WAS ON THE APPROACH END OF THE RUNWAY AND SWERVED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF IT. AS THE AIRCRAFT SKIDDED THE RIGHT GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE RIGHT WING CONTACTED THE RUNWAY.

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT SNOW REMOVAL..INADEQUATE..AIRPORT PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR..FAILURE,TOTAL

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