NTSB Identification: DEN85LA174.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28117.
Accident occurred Monday, June 24, 1985 in GLEN CANYON, UT
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N4547A
Injuries: 3 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 BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED NEAR THE END OF A X-COUNTRY FLT FROM WEST JORDAN TO BLANDING, UTAH. WHEN FUEL QUANTITY BECAME LOW, THE PLT DECIDED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON A DIRT ROAD. DURING THE LANDING FALRE, A X-WIND GUST DRIFTED THE ACFT TO THE LEFT AND THE WING TIP SCRAPED A DIRT BANK. THE PLT SAID HE OVERCORRECTED WITH RIGHT RUDDER AND THE ACFT WENT OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD AND CAME TO A STOP.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..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
BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND
RADAR ASSISTANCE TO VFR AIRCRAFT..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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