NTSB Identification: FTW87LA119.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34184.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 08, 1987 in LAKE PROVIDENCE, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/08/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-301, registration: N8248D
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 PILOT, WHO REPORTEDLY WAS FAMILIAR WITH THE 2200 X 90 FOOT SOD STRIP, ALLOWED THE AIRCRAFT TO DRIFT LEFT DURING THE LANDING ROLL WHERE THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR STRUCK THE END OF A CONCRETE CULVERT WHICH DID NOT EXTEND QUITE TO THE EXTREME EDGE OF THE RUNWAY. THE CULVERT WAS LOCATED ABOUT 500 FEET FROM THE APPROACH END OF THE RUNWAY. THE LEFT MAIN GEAR SEPARATED AND THE AIRCRAFT ROTATED TO THE LEFT AND SLID TO A STOP. THE PILOT REPORTED THE WIND WAS FROM 360 DEGREES AT FIVE KNOTS AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR STRUT..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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