NTSB Identification: MKC84LA126.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24093.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 18, 1984 in HOLDREGE, NE
Aircraft: PIPER PA28-180, registration: N1961T
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 STUDENT PLT WAS ON A SOLO X-COUNTRY FLT. HIS 1ST EN ROUTE STOP WAS AT HOLDREGE, NE. HE ABORTED HIS 1ST ATTEMPT TO LAND & MADE A 2ND APCH. IN THE MEANTIME, THE PLT OF ANOTHER ACFT LANDED & EXPERENCED TURBULENT WINDS. WHEN THE STUDENT LANDED (AFTER THE 2ND APCH), THE ACFT VEERED TO THE LEFT & WENT DOWN A SLIGHT EMBANKMENT BESIDE THE RWY, TOWARD A DITCH. THE NOSE GEAR STRUCK UNEVEN TERRAIN, KNOCKING THE NOSEWHEEL FROM THE NOSE GEAR STRUT. THE STRUT DUG INTO THE GROUND & THE ENG MOUNTS & FIREWALL WERE DAMAGED. THE STUDENT REPORTED THAT THE WIND WAS FROM THE NORTH & WEST AT 5 TO 10 KTS. APRX 22 MI NORTHEAST AT KEARNEY, NE, THE WIND WAS FROM 060 DEG AT 5 KTS.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


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