NTSB Identification: NYC84LA086.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26002.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 12, 1984 in HASTINGS, NY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N3264P
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 DRAGGED A WING DURING LANDING AFTER A SKI HAD FAILED DURING TAKEOFF. THE PLT STATED THAT AFTER TAKEOFF HE NOTICED THAT THE LEFT SKI HAD TURNED OVER OR DROPPED DOWN IN FRONT. HE LANDED THE ACFT ON THE RWY AND THE SKI TORE OFF DIGGING THE LANDING GEAR HUB INTO THE SOD AND SNOW. THE FRONT SKI RESTRAINT CABLE BRACKET HAD FAILED ALLOWING THE SKI TODROP TO A VERTICAL NOSE DOWN POSITION AFTER TAKEOFF.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LANDING GEAR,SKI ASSEMBLY..CRACKED

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

LANDING GEAR,SKI ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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