NTSB Identification: DEN84LA130.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23893.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 17, 1984 in RUIDOSO, NM
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T, registration: N6174H
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 PLT STATED THAT A COMBINATION OF HIGH GROUND SPEED, TURBULENCE AND A DOWNDRAFT CAUSED THE AIRCRAFT THE RWY. THE PLT SAID HE THOUGHT IT BETTER TO LAND AS HE DID THAN TO ATTEMPT A GO-AROUND BECAUSE OF HIGH TERRAIN TO THE NORTH.

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..OVERLOAD

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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