NTSB Identification: CHI86FEE07.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33685.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 14, 1986 in PRINCETON, IL
Aircraft: MURPHY LONG-EZE, registration: N21VE
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PILOT STATED THAT HE HELD THE AIRCRAFT IN A CRABBED ATTITUDE THROUGHOUT THE TOUCHDOWN PHASE OF LANDING TO COMPENSATE FOR A CROSSWIND CONDITION. ON TOUCHDOWN THE NOSE AND MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE AIRCRAFT SLID ON ITS BELLY FOR APPROXIMATELY 330 FEET AND CAME TO A STOP.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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