NTSB Identification: LAX86LA166.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30719.
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 08, 1986 in MESA, AZ
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N3872E
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.

THE PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT WHICH TRAVELED OFF THE RUNWAY FOLLOWING A NOSE GEAR COLLAPSE DURING LANDING. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT REVEALED EVIDENCE OF SIDE LOADING.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DESIGN STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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