NTSB Identification: FTW86LA151.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31386.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 17, 1986 in LAKE MURRAY, OK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N8422M
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 PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN AFTER THE LEFT WING DIPPED APPROXIMATELY FOUR FEET. THE LEFT GEAR TOUCHED DOWN ALONGSIDE THE RUNWAY AND THE PILOT MADE AN ATTEMPT TO GO AROUND BUT CHANGED HIS MIND WHEN HE SAW A GROUP OF TREES AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO REGAIN CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT BEFORE IT TOUCHED DOWN ON THE RUNWAY AND SKIDDED INTO A BRUSH AREA WHERE IT CAUGHT FIRE AND WAS DESTROYED.

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

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


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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