NTSB Identification: CHI85LA287.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28675.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 13, 1985 in STOUGHTON, WI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N47677
Injuries: 4 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.

UPON LANDING FOLLOWING A NORMAL 70 KNOT FINAL APPROACH THE AIRCRAFT INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN ONE-THIRD OF THE WAY DOWN THE 2500 FT GRASS RUNWAY. A BOUNCE CARRIED THE AIRCRAFT TO A POINT HALFWAY DOWN THE RUNWAY WHERE THE AIRCRAFT LANDED IN A FULL STALL. THE PILOT COMMENCED BRAKING BUT THE AIRCRAFT VEERED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE INTO TREES AND A DITCH. AN EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT LOGBOOK REVEALED THAT THE RIGHT BRAKE LININGS WERE REPLACED TWICE SINCE 04-23-84. AN EXAMINATION OF THE BRAKE SYSTEM ITSELF REVEALED NOTHING THAT WOULD CAUSE INADVERTENT BRAKE LOCKING, HOWEVER THE PILOT DESCRIBED THE GRASS RUNWAY SURFACE AS DRY BUT SLIPPERY.

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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