NTSB Identification: NYC85LA069.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27811.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 21, 1985 in BEAVER FALLS, PA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N8318L
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 STUDENT PLT WAS ON A SUPERVISED SOLO FLT. WHILE LANDING WITH AN 8 KT RGT X-WIND, THE ACFT VEERED LEFT, WENT OFF THE RWY & HIT A 1 FT DEEP SNOWBANK, THEN NOSED OVER. NO PRE-IMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..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

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK

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