NTSB Identification: MKC84LA121.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23642.
Accident occurred Friday, April 06, 1984 in ST. JOSEPH, MO
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38, registration: N25731
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 ACFT WAS LANDED IN A GUSTY CROSSWIND. THE ACFT BALLOONED AND LANDED HARD WHICH COLLAPSED THE NOSE GEAR.

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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