NTSB Identification: CHI85LA205.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27507.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 21, 1985 in VALPARAISO, IN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-235, registration: N8521N
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.

ACFT CONTACTED A DITCH FOLLOWING A LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING LANDING ROLL. PLT REPORTED, 'MORE EXPERIENCE IN HANDLING CROSSWINDS' COULD HAVE PREVENTED THE ACCIDENT.

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

DISPATCH PROCEDURES..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..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..DITCH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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