NTSB Identification: FTW86FPA25.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31105.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 27, 1986 in MCKINNEY, TX
Aircraft: THORPE T18, registration: N7JA
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT WAS LANDED ON A CLOSED RWY WHERE IT COLLIDED WITH STEEL POSTS EMBEDDED IN THE RWY. THE PLT HAD QUESTIONED A CESSNA PLT WHO MADE A GO-AROUND IN FRONT OF HIM ABOUT THE STATUS OF THE RWY AND WAD ADVISED IT WAS CLOSED. THE PLT SAW THE FLAG & AN 'X' BUT LANDED OVER THEM AND COLLIDED WITH THE POSTS.

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..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:

UNSAFE/HAZARDOUS CONDITION WARNING..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRPORT FACILITY

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