NTSB Identification: NYC84LA312.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26472.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 08, 1984 in ELLENDALE, DE
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2414L
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.

DUE TO HIGH OIL TEMP THE SOLO STUDENT PLT ELECTED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING. DURING THE ROLLOUT A X-WIND FROM THE RIGHT RESULTED IN THE ACFT DRIFTING LEFT OFF THE RWY. THE LEFT WING STRUCK SOY BEAN PLANTS CAUSING THE ACFT TO SPIN TO THE RIGHT COLLAPSING THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..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




Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,OIL TEMPERATURE GAGE..OVERTEMPERATURE



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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