NTSB Identification: FTW87LA001.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31377.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 01, 1986 in SULPHER, LA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-30, registration: N7533Y
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 LANDED LONG AT A PRIVATE GRASS AIRSTRIP AND DELIBERATELY GROUND LOOPED THE AIRCRAFT TO AVOID OVERRUNNING THE AIRSTRIP INTO A THREE FOOT DITCH. THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED DURING THE GROUND LOOP AND THE WINGS AND MAIN GEARS WERE DAMAGED WHEN THE AIRCRAFT SLID SIDEWAYS ACROSS A DITCH AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT REPORTED LITTLE BRAKING ACTION AS THE AIRSTRIP WAS WET FROM RECENT RAINS.

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

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



Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

BUZZING..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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