NTSB Identification: DEN87LA223.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34450.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 20, 1987 in LONGMONT, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/06/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-11, registration: N4700M
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 WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND HIS RENTED ACFT ON RUNWAY 29 AT LONGMONT MUNICIPAL AIRPORT WHEN THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN, BOUNCED, VEERED OFF OF THE RUNWAY, STRUCK A VASI LIGHT, AND NOSED OVER.

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OBJECT..APPROACH LIGHT/NAVAID

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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