NTSB Identification: SEA86LA111.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31089.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 26, 1986 in DALLAS, OR
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N8312K
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 PRECAUTIONARY LANDING WAS MADE DUE TO DETERIORATING WEATHER. DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST WHILE ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON THE 70 FOOT WIDE, WET, GRASS AIRSTRIP DURING GUSTY CROSSWINDS. THE AIRCRAFT VEERED TO THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY STRIKING FOUR PARKED UNOCCUPIED AIRCRAFT. A SMALL ENGINE FIRE ERUPTED BUT WAS QUICKLY EXTINGUISHED.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..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

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN

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