NTSB Identification: LAX86LA200.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31012.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 29, 1986 in FALLBROOK, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N25954
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.

A PIPER PA-38-112 VEERED OFF RWY 36. THE WX REPORTING STATION LOCATED 6 NM SE OF THE ARPT REPORTED THAT THE WINDS WERE FROM 180 DEG AT 7 KTS DURING THE PERIOD THAT THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. THE PLT INDICATED THAT HE MISINTERPRETED THE ARPT WIND INDICATOR AND LANDED DOWNWIND AND SUBSEQUENTLY VEERED TO THE RIGHT TO AVOID OVERRUNNING THE RWY. THE PLT ALSO INDICATED THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. RWY 36 WAS 2,160 FT LONG. ACCORDING TO THE TOMOHAWK (PA-38-112) INFORMATION MANUAL PUBLISHED BY PIPER AIRCRAFT CORPORATION, THE MINIMUM LANDING GROUND ROLL FOR THE REPORTED WX CONDITION IS AT LEAST 1,000 FT. A WITNESS WHO IS EMPLOYED AT A FBO LOCATED AT THE ARPT OBSERVED THE ACFT TOUCHDOWN 'APPROXIMATELY TWO-THIRDS OF THE DISTANCE DOWN THE RUNWAY.'

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:

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DOWNHILL


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH GEOGRAPHIC AREA..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WIND INFORMATION..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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