NTSB Identification: DEN84LA208.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24776.
Accident occurred Monday, July 02, 1984 in TOWNSEND, MT
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N9826T
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 WEATHERVANED DURING LANDING IN A CROSSWIND AND COLLIDED WITH A FENCE AND IRRIGATION PIPE OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY. THE STUDENT PLT HAD THOUGHT THE LANDING IN A X-WIND WOULD BE GOOD PRACTICE SO HE CONTINUED THE APPROACH BUT AT THE LAST MOMEMT ADDED POWER TO GO AROUND. THE ACFT STALLED AND WEATHERVANED OFF THE RWY. REPORTED WINDS AT TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WERE FROM 300 DEG AT 15 KTS GUSTING TO 20 KTS.

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

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

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

TOTAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..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

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

GO-AROUND..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT

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