NTSB Identification: DEN85LA152.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28196.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 09, 1985 in LOS ALMOS, NM
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N8651C
Injuries: 2 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 PLT WAS MAKING AN APCH TO RWY 27 AT THE LOS ALAMOS MUNI ARPT IN GUSTY X-WIND CONDITIONS. THE ARPT WAS LOCATED ATOP A MESA & RWY 27 HAD A 1.5% UPHILL RWY GRADIENT. THE PLT SAID HE SELECTED 2 NOTCHES (25 DEG) OF FLAPS. THE WINDS WERE REPORTED TO BE FROM 210 TO 240 DEG AT 10 TO 16 KTS. AS THE PLT FLARED TO LAND, A STRONG GUST OF WIND PUSHED THE ACFT TO THE RIGHT OF CENTERLINE. THE PLT SAID HE ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A GO-AROUND. HOWEVER, THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND ADJACENT TO THE RWY & SKIDDED 200 FT BEFORE COMING TO REST. THE ARPT ELEVATION WAS 7173 FT.

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:

GO-AROUND..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED(VREF)..INADEQUATE



Contributing Factors

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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