NTSB Identification: DEN84LA084.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23979.
Accident occurred Friday, February 03, 1984 in DIXON, WY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135, registration: N3553A
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 ACFT BEGAN TO WANDER BACK & FORTH ACROSS THE RWY ON THE TAKEOFF ROLL. THE CFI TOOK CONTROL AS THE ACFT VEERED TO THELEFT. THE LEFT WHEEL HIT A SNOWBANK & THE ACFT GROUND LOOPED TO THE LEFT SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGING THE RIGHT WING BEFORE COMING TO REST. THERE WAS A 10 DEGREE LEFT X-WIND. THE INSTRUCTOR WAS INEXPERIENCED AS AN INSTRUCTOR & HAD LOGGED 26 HRSOF FLIGHT TIME IN A PA22. THE ACFT HAD BEEN MODIFIED BY THE REMOVAL OF A NOSE WHEEL & THE INSTALLATION OF A TAILWHEEL BUT A NEW TYPE CERTIFICATE HAD NOT BEEN ISSUED.

Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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