NTSB Identification: NYC87LA152.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34918.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 17, 1987 in READING, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N4387X
Injuries: 4 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN (DRG LNDG) ABOUT 10 FT RGT OF THE RWY CENTERLINE. HE STATED THAT AFTER THE ACFT ROLLED ABOUT 50 YDS, HE HEARD A 'BUMP' & THE ACFT VEERED RGT. HOWEVER, THE TOWER CONTROLLER STATED THAT THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN IN THE GRASS ON THE RGT SIDE OF THE RWY. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT HIT A RWY DISTANT MARKER WITH THE RGT WING, WENT UP ON ITS NOSE & CAME TO REST IN THE GRASSY AREA. THE WIND HAD BEEN VARIABLE FROM 240 TO 300 DEG AT 7 TO 14 KTS. JUST BEFORE LNDG, THE WIND WAS FROM 240 DEG AT 8 KTS.

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

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

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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