NTSB Identification: CHI85LA126.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27523.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 26, 1985 in MARKESAN, WI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N54815
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.
ALTHOUGH THE PILOT BELIEVED HE HAD ENOUGH VISIBILITY TO LAND AT THIS UNLIGHTED AIRFIELD AT DUSK, HE, IN FACT, ALIGNED THE AIRCRAFT UP APPROXIMATELY 20 FEET TO THE RIGHT OF THE RUNWAY. HE LANDED IN A SHALLOW SNOWBANK THAT PARALLELED THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE RUNWAY. THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED SHORTLY AFTER TOUCHDOWN.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PROPER ALIGNMENT..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED
IMPROPER USE OF PROCEDURE..PILOT IN COMMAND
PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITION..PILOT IN COMMAND
VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND
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