NTSB Identification: DEN87LA005.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31542.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 15, 1986 in FORT MORGAN, CO
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-160, registration: N9748D
Injuries: 1 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 STUDENT PLT HAD JUST BEEN ENDORSED FOR HIS FIRST SUPERVISED SOLO FLT. HE HAD SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED ONE LANDING AND WAS ATTEMPTING HIS SECOND LANDING WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. THE PLT SAID HE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL, TOUCHED DOWN, AND OVER CORRECTED. THE ACFT WENT OFF THE SIDE OF THE RWY 32 AND OVERTURNED. THE PLT ESTIMATED THE WINDS TO BE 290 DEG AT 5 KTS.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..RUNWAY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE INITIAL TRAINING..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)

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