NTSB Identification: BFO86FA011.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33213.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 29, 1985 in WESTMINSTER, MD
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N41204
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE STUDENT PILOT WAS FLYING IN A FLIGHT OF THREE RETURNING FROM HAVING LUNCH AT A NEARBY AIRPORT. THE FIRST PILOT MADE A GO-AROUND AFTER BOUNCING DURING TOUCHDOWN ON THE DOWNHILL 1830 FOOT LONG BY 30 FOOT WIDE AIRSTRIP. HE THEN CAME AROUNDAND MADE A SUCCESSFUL LANDING. THE STUDENT PILOT, WAS OBSERVED BY BOTH THE FIRST AND THIRD PILOTS, TO PULL UP NOSE HIGH AND LEFT WING LOW ON SHORT FINAL. THE AIRCRAFT THEN DESCENDED TO THE LEFT AND CAME TO REST IN THE BEDROOM OF A NEARBY RESIDENCE. THE ENGINE WAS SUCCESSFULLY RUNUP WHILE STILL ATTACHED TO THE AIRFRAME AT A NEARBY FACILITY ABOUT A WEEK LATER. THE STUDENT PILOT CLAIMED THAT A SUDDEN GUST OF WIND PREVENTED HIM FROM LINING UP THE AIRCRAFT FOR LANDING WHILE ON SHORT FINAL AND HE ATTEMPTED TO PERFORM A GO-AROUND.

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:

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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