NTSB Identification: NYC87LA016.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33359.
Accident occurred Friday, October 10, 1986 in POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32, registration: N42943
Injuries: 3 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 PIPER PA-32, LANDING WITH A 5 KNOT QUARTERING TAILWIND FROM THE RIGHT, RAN OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND STRUCK THE WINDSOCK RECEIVING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. THE PILOT AND 2 PASSENGERS WERE NOT INJURED. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT UPON TOUCHDOWN HE FELT SOMETHING STRANGE ON THE LEFT SIDE TIRE AND COULD NOT KEEP THE AIRCRAFT STRAIGHT WITH THE RUDDER. WHEN THE AIRCRAFT WAS EXAMINED IT WAS FOUND TO HAVE TWO FLAT MAIN TIRES.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,TIRE..BURST

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