NTSB Identification: FTW85LA173.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28483.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 03, 1985 in JUSTIN, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N7137P
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.

MISINTERPRETING THE WINDSOCK, THE PILOT LANDED DOWNWIND ON A SHORT GRAVEL STRIP AND COLLIDED WITH A TREE AT THE END.

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

WIND INFORMATION..MISREAD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH GEOGRAPHIC AREA..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED LANDING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PLANNED APPROACH..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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