NTSB Identification: LAX86LA060.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30111.
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 04, 1985 in SAN JOSE, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-301, registration: N82009
Injuries: 3 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.

AFTER COMPLETING A PERSONAL FLIGHT THE PLT LANDED THE ACFT. UPON TOUCHDOWN ON THE 8899 FT-LONG BY 150 FT-WIDE RWY THE PLT FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE ACFT. THERE WAS A 70 DEG, 8 KT. RIGHT X-WIND. THE ACFT OVERRAN THE RUNWAY'S EDGE, ENTERED A SOFT SHOULDER & ABRUPTLY CAME TO A STOP UPON VEERING 90 DEG TO ITS COURSE. THE PLT, WHO HAD 28.6 HRS OF TIME IN THE MODEL ACFT, ACKNOWLEDGED THAT HAD SHE APPLIED MORE RUDDER & BRAKE PRESSURE THE ACCIDENT COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RUDDER..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


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