NTSB Identification: LAX85LA148.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27152.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 22, 1985 in SAHUARITA, AZ
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2403A
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.

ACFT VEERED TO THE RIGHT DURING LANDING ROLL ON AN ABANDONED AIRSTRIP. RIGHT WING CONTACTED A TREE APRX 1 FT INBOARD ON RIGHT WING TIP DEFORMING THE MAIN SPAR. TREES LINED BOTH SIDES OF THE AIRSTRIP.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..INADEQUATE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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