NTSB Identification: CHI85LA085.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28766.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 09, 1985 in WHEELING, IL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-301, registration: N83187
Injuries: 6 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 LOW TIME PILOT WITH SIX POB WAS LD AT DARK NIGHT LIGHT SAW SHOWERS AND ICY PATCHES ON RUNWAY DURING ROLLOUT THE ACFT ENTERED A SKID WITH NOSE COCKED TO THE LEFT THE LEFT MAIN GEAR FAILED OUTBOARD AND THE ACFT EXITED THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY THE LEFT WING STRUCK AND WAS PENETRATED BY THE RWY EDGE LIGHTS RESULTING IN A MINOR FUEL TANK FIRE.

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

DESIGN STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..RUNWAY LIGHT



Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND






Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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