NTSB Identification: LAX85LA327.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27935.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 21, 1985 in AVALON, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T, registration: N2193Z
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 PLT AND A GND WITNESS REPTD THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN, MAIN WHEEL FIRST, IN A SMOOTH, SOFT MANNER. UPON TOUCH DOWN THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. THE ACFT SLID FOR 200 FT BEFORE COMING TO REST. EXAMINATION OF THE NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY DISCLOSED THE GEAR ACTUATOR ROD AHD SEPARATED. MICROSCOPIC EXAM OF THE FRACTURED SURFACE REVEALED OVRLD SIGNATURES. THE NOSE GEAR FORK ASSEMBLY PUNCTURED TO CAUSE THE FORK ASSY TO PENETRATE THE FUSELAGE SKIN. BOTH WINGS INBD SECTION LOWER SURFACES EXHIBITED EXTENSIVE WRINKLING.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD

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