NTSB Identification: MKC84LA270.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25288.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 06, 1984 in GRAIN VALLEY, MO
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N21489
Injuries: 3 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 LANDING GSAR COLLAPSED AS A RESULT OF A HARD LANDING IN GUSTY WIND CONDITIONS. ALTHOUGH THE AIRPORT WIND SOCK WAS TATTERED, SUFFICIENT WIND INFORMATION WAS AVAILABLE FROM FSS AND UNICOM TO ALERT THE PILOT TO THE NEED FOR COMPENSATION ON APPROACH. THE NEAREST WX REPORTING STATION, 18 NM SW, REPORTED WINDS FROM 230 DEG AT 15 KTS GUSTING TO 26 KTS. THE FBO OPERATOR AT THE AIRPORT STATED WINDS WERE FROM 200 DEG WITH GUSTS TO 30 KTS.

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

WIND INFORMATION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

INFORMATION UNCLEAR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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