NTSB Identification: DEN84LA156.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25823.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 23, 1984 in BOUNTIFUL, UT
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N7386J
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 AIRCRAFT WAS ON SHORT FINAL DURING INSTRUCTIONAL LANDING PRACTICE. A TRUCK LOADED WITH A BACKHOE WAS CROSSING THE END OF THE RUNWAY FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ON A PUBLIC ACCESS ROAD WHICH DISPLAYED NO CAUTION OR WARNING SIGNS REGARDING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS. NEITHER PILOT OBSERVED THE VEHICLE AND THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR BROKE OFF ON CONTACT WITH THE BACKHOE ON LANDING TOUCHDOWN. THE AIRCRAFT VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY.

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

SUPERVISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..DRIVER OF VEHICLE


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT/FACILITIES..INADEQUATE

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