NTSB Identification: NYC85LA176.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28285.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 16, 1985 in HOOKSTOWN, PA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-108, registration: N5322Z
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 INSTRUCTOR AND STUDENT WERE PRACTICING NORMAL TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, ON THE SIXTH LANDING, AT THE CORRECT AIRSPEED, THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN ON THE MAIN GEAR AND THEN THE NOISE WHEEL COLLAPSED. THE AIRCRAFT THEN NOSED OVER. ACCORDING TO DOYAL W. MILLER, AN FAA AVIATION SAFETY INSPECTOR, TIRE SCUFF MARKS REVEALED THAT THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN NOSE FIRST, IN A LEFT CRAB, ABOUT 200 FEET SHORT OF THE RUNWAY ON THE THRESHOLDS THE AIRCRAFT SLID ON ITS NOSE, NOSED OVER, AND CAME TO REST 130 FEET FROM THE TOUCH DOWN MARKS. THE ELEVATOR CONTROLS OPERATED NORMALLY AFTER THE BENT PANELS AND BROKEN NOSE STRUT WERE REMOVED.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER

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

RUN ON LANDING..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD

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