NTSB Identification: MKC85LA139.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27727.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 23, 1985 in SHELDON, IA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N6209A
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 STUDENT PLT WAS ON A SOLO X-COUNTRY FLIGHT. AFTER THE NOSE WHEEL TOUCHED DOWN ON LANDING, THE ACFT VEERED LEFT, WENT INTO A CORN FIELD & NOSED OVER. THE PLT STATED THAT HE MAY HAVE LET THE NOSE WHEEL CONTACT THE RWY BEFORE HE NEUTRALIZED THE RUDDER CONTROL. HE REPORTED THAT THE WIND WAS FROM THE NNE AT 13 KTS.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..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

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


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