NTSB Identification: LAX87LA201.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33198.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 02, 1987 in CHANDLER, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N25111
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.

DURING AND INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT ON SHORT AND SOFT FIELD LANDINGS, THE PILOT REPORTED THAT DURING THE LANDING ROLL AN UNOBSERVED DUST DEVIL HIT THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS RAISED APPROXIMATELY 60 FT AGL. THE INSTRUCTOR WAS UNABLE TO REGAIN CONTROL AND THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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