NTSB Identification: CHI86LA207.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31829.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 17, 1986 in GALESBURG, IL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N8787C
Injuries: 4 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 NON-INSTRAMENT RATED PILOT, LANDING IN IFR CONDITIONS, FLARED TOO HIGH RESULTING IN A HARD LANDING, NOSE GEAR FAILURE AND BUCKLING OF THE ENGINE MOUNTS.

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

FLARE..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,MOUNT..BUCKLED


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAZE/SMOKE

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