NTSB Identification: LAX84LA290.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24083.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 12, 1984 in PHOENIX, AZ
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N3634P
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 HAD JUST PURCHASED THE ACFT & HAD FLOWN IT ONLY 3 HRS. THE PURPOSE OF THIS FLT WAS TO FERRY IT TO DEER VALLEY FOR A PAINT JOB. HE REPORTED THAT WHEN HE LANDED, THE WIND WAS FROM 150 DEG AT 6 GUSTING 12 KTS. DURING THE LANDING, THE NOSE WHEEL TOUCHED DOWN 1ST & HE 'STRUGGLED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL.' HE STATED THAT HE GUIDED THE ACFT ONTO THE TURN-OFF, AND WHEN HE STOPPED, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED.

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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