NTSB Identification: MIA88LA034.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35575.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 31, 1987 in SARASOTA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201T, registration: N2746Q
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.

DRG ARRIVAL, WHILE BEING TRANSFERRED FROM TAMPA APCH CTL TO TWR CTL, THE PLT WAS CLRD TO LND ON RWY 14. BFR LNDG, HE WAS ADZD THE WIND WAS FM 070 DEG AT 15 KTS. RWY 4 WAS AVAILABLE, BUT IT WAS NOT SUGGESTED BY THE TWR CTLR OR REQD BY THE PLT. THE PLT STATED THAT DRG THE LNDG, THE ACFT ENCTRD A STRONG GUST OF WIND & TOUCHED DOWN HARD. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT WENT OFF THE RGT SIDE OF THE RWY INTO A GRASS AREA & WAS DAMAGED. DRG THE OCCURRENCE, THE NOSE & RGT MAIN GEAR FAILED.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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