NTSB Identification: FTW84LA279.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26327.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 17, 1984 in CLEBURNE, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135, registration: N3491N
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.

LANDING APCH TOO HIGH. PLT FLARED TOO HIGH ABOVE GROUND RESULTING IN AN EXCESSIVE SINK RATE ON INITIAL TOUCHDOWN. ACFT BOUNCED BACK INTO AIR IN A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE AND 'A VERY LOW RATE OF SPEED.' PLT LOST CONTROL OF ACFT AS RT QUARTERING HEADWIND BLEW ACFT INTO TREES. PLT STATED TREELINE WAS LOCATED TOO CLOSE TO EDGE OF AIRSTRIP.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

PLANNED APPROACH..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPER DESCENT RATE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

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