NTSB Identification: MKC85LA170.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28399.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 27, 1985 in LEON, IA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N8089C
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 REPORTED THAT WHEN HE WAS ON FINAL APCH TO LAND, THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED A DOWNDRAFT & ITS RATE OF DESCENT INCREASED. HE APPLIED POWER TO CORRECT THE SITUATION, BUT THE LEFT MAIN GEAR HIT A FENCE POST APRX 10 FT SHORT OF THE RWY & FAILED. SUBSEQUENTLY, WHEN THE ACFT WAS LANDED, IT SETTLED ON ITS LEFT WING & WAS FURTHER DAMAGED.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..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

OBJECT..FENCE



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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