NTSB Identification: FTW85LA213.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29010.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 04, 1985 in BALMORHEA, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-601, registration: N8083J
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.

THE ACFT WAS INVOLVED IN ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WHEN IT WAS INTENTIONALLY LANDED IN AN OPEN PASTURE. DURING THE LANDING, THE ACFT VEERED LEFT AND STRUCK A 30 INCH HIGH CONCRETE CULVERT.THE GEAR COLLAPSED ON CONTACT WITH THE CULVERT. UNKNOWN PERSONNEL SUBSEQUENTLY DRUG THE ACFT WITH A VEHICLE TO A BARN. WHEN THEY ATTEMPTED TO DRAG THE ACFT INTO THE BARN, THEY TORE THE WINGS OFF AND DAMAGED THE BARN.

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..BUILDING(NONRESIDENTIAL)

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