NTSB Identification: LAX85LVA01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28387.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 31, 1985 in PORTERVILLE, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA28-236, registration: N43504
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.

WHILE ON FINAL APCH TO RWY 30 AT PORTERVILLE ARPT, AND AS THE ACFT FLARED FOR LANDING, THE LEFT WHEEL AND LEFT WING TOUCHED THE RWY, AND THE ACFT BOUNCED INTO THE AIR, STALLED, AND CRASHED JUST LEFT OF THE RWY. THE PLT STATED, 'A GUST OF WIND PITCHED THE NOSE UP, I APPLIED FULL POWER BUT THE AIRCRAFT WOULD NOT ACCELERATE. THE NOSE STAYED HIGH AND THE AIRCRAFT STARTED A LEFT WING LOW ROLL. THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED OFF THE RUNWAY INTO THE AIR, THEN SETTLED BACK TO THE GROUND, COMING TO REST IN THE GRASS OFF THE RUNWAY.'

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..UNCONTROLLED..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

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

UNICOM..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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