NTSB Identification: FTW84LA387.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26618.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 11, 1984 in WHARTON, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N4293Y
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.

AFTER LANDING ON RWY 14 THE PLT DID A 180 DEG TURN AND TAXIED BACK DOWN THE RWY. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO TURN RIGHT ONTO THE TAXIWAY THE LEFT MAIN GEAR DEPARTING THE IMPROVED SURFACE AND COLLAPSED WHEN IT STRUCK A CONCRETE CULVERT. BRAKE SKID MARKS WERE FOUND ON THE RWYAND TAXIWAY LEADING TO THE POINT OF THE GEAR COLLAPSE. NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS WERE REPORTED.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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