NTSB Identification: DEN86LA202.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31672.
Accident occurred Friday, July 18, 1986 in MINOT, ND
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2355A
Injuries: 1 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE FLT PROCEEDED NORMALLY UNTIL HE ARRIVED AT AN AIRSTRIP SW OF MINOT FOR A LANDING. SEVERAL LOW APPROACHES WERE MADE BEFORE HE ELECTED TO LAND. HE SAID THAT AFTER THE TOUCHDOWN AND DURING HIS LANDING ROLL, THE ACFT SWERVED AND WENT INTO A WHEAT FIELD BESIDE THE STRIP. THE LEFT WING THEN COLLIDED WITH WET SOFT TERRAIN & WAS DAMAGED. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE GRASS ON THE AIRSTRIP WAS DRY, BUT THE SURFACE WAS SOFT.

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:

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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