NTSB Identification: DEN84LA111.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24028.
Accident occurred Monday, March 19, 1984 in RIVERTON, WY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-12-115, registration: N4378M
Injuries: 1 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 PLT STATED THAT A CONVAIR 580 HAD LANDED BEFORE HIM. THE PLT FLEW A NORMAL GLIDE SLOPE & PLANNED TO LAND ON THE APPROACH END OF THE RWY. ON SHORT FINAL AT 50 FT AGL, THE ACFT SUDDENLY BANKED 'OVER 90 DEGREES' TO THE LEFT OUT OF CONTROL. THE ACFT THEN HIT THE GROUND 50 YDS SHORT OF THE RWY IN A LEFT WING LOW ATTITUDE.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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