NTSB Identification: MKC87LA056.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33791.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 05, 1987 in KIMBALL, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N5553P
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 PIC RPTD LANDING RWY 10 WITH A WND FM 080 AT 7 KTS. THE ACFT BEGAN VEERING LEFT AND RAN THROUGH A SNOW BANK WHICH BORDERED THE RWY. THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE ACFT SPUN AROUND 180 DEG STOPPING TAIL FIRST. INSP OF THE LANDING GEAR NOTED AN OVERLOAD OF THE GEAR LOCKING MECHANISM.

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:

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND



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