NTSB Identification: NYC86LA166.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32316.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 01, 1986 in LINCOLN, RI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2428P
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 PLT INTENDED TO PRACTICE A SHORT FIELD LANDING & EXTENDED FULL FLAPS. INITIALLY, HIS APCH WAS HIGHER & FASTER THAN NORMAL. HOWEVER, BEFORE LANDING, A HIGH SINK RATE DEVELOPED. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN HARD, THE RIGHT WING DROPPED & THE ACFT STARTED TO TURN RIGHT. THE PLT MAINTAINED CONTROL & CONTINUED FLT OFF OF THE RWY & OVER A GRASS AREA, THEN THE ACFT SETTLED GENTLY ON A TAXIWAY. DURING THE SEQUENCE, THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED & 2 RWY LIGHTS WERE DAMAGED. THE PLT WAS NOT SURE WHETHER THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR HAD FAILED FROM THE HARD LANDING OR FROM HITTING A RWY LIGHT. THE PLT RPRTD THE WIND WAS FROM THE SW AT 15 KTS, BUT THE UNICOM OPERATOR HAD RPRTD THE WIND WAS LIGHT & VARIABLE.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..RUNWAY LIGHT



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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