NTSB Identification: CHI87LA175.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35899.
Accident occurred Monday, July 20, 1987 in BAD AXE, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-30, registration: N8049Y
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 A DEMONSTRATION OF AN ABORTED TAKEOFF, THE 'POWER WAS CUT' AFTER THE AIRCRAFT ACCELERATED TO ABOUT 75 MPH. AT ABOUT THAT TIME, THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED A GUST OF WIND AND BECAME AIRBORNE. A POWER RECOVERY WAS INITIATED, BUT THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN IN A YAW. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT SLID SIDEWAYS UNTIL CONTACTING SOFT DIRT BESIDE THE RUNWAY, THEN THE MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE NOSE GEAR, RIGHT WING AND PROPS WERE DAMAGED.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..SIMULATED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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