NTSB Identification: DEN87LA151.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34448.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 14, 1987 in LOS LUNAS, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/06/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-160, registration: N8924D
Injuries: 1 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 PLT REPORTED THAT AFTER TOUCHDOWN, THE ACFT SWERVED TO THE RIGHT AND WENT INTO A WATER FILLED IRRIGATION DITCH. THE ACFT NOSED OVER AND CAME TO REST INVERTED. A POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION REVEALED A DEFLATED TAIL WHEEL WHICH APPEARED TO HAVE BLOWN OUT. IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE DAMAGE OCCURRED AT TOUCH DOWN OR DURING THE ACCIDENT SEQUENCE. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE DID NOT REVEAL EVIDENCE OF PRE-IMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION.

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

LANDING GEAR,TIRE..BURST

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,TAILWHEEL..FAILURE,PARTIAL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,GLASSY

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