NTSB Identification: CHI87LA223.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35971.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 27, 1987 in JOLIET, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/16/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N6320A
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 AIRCRAFT LANDED ON WHAT THE PILOT THOUGHT WAS A RUNWAY. HE STATED THAT ON SHORT FINAL THE AIRCRAFT FLOATED BEFORE TOUCHING DOWN AND CONSEQUENTLY THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH ROOM TO MAKE A GO-AROUND. AFTER TOUCHDOWN, HE BRAKED HARD AND THE AIRCRAFT SWERVED LEFT AND WENT OVER ON ITS BACK AS THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. THERE IS NO RUNWAY 33, WHICH IS THE RUNWAY IDENTIFIED AS HAVING LANDED ON BY THE PLT, AT JOLIET PARK DISTRICT AIRPORT.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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