NTSB Identification: FTW85LA157.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29128.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 19, 1985 in WHEELER, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N7807W
Injuries: 1 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, EN ROUTE DETERIORATING WX WAS EXPERIENCED AND HE ELECTED TO LAND AT WHEELER INSTEAD OF HIS ORIGINAL DEST, GRANDFIELD, OK. THE ACFT WAS LANDED SLIGHTLY FAST AND DOWNWIND. WINDS WERE FROM 210 DEGREES AT 15 GUSTING TO 20. AT THE ACFT NEARED THE NORTH END OF THE RWY, THE PLT STATED, THE RIGHT BRAKE PEDAL WENT SOFT. THE LANDING WAS ABORTED WITH THE APPLICATION OF FULL POWER. ONCE AIRBORNE THE ACFT CLEARED A FENCE BUT WOULD NOT CLIMB FAST ENOUGH TO CLEAR A LINE OF TREES. REALIZING THE ACFT WOULD NOT CLEAR THE TREES THE PLT REDUCED POWER AND FLEW THE ACFT IN A LDG ATTITUDE INTO ROUGH TERRAIN.

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:

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND






Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND



Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

ABORTED LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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