NTSB Identification: CHI85LA024.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26427.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 20, 1984 in LAKE VILLAGE, IN
Aircraft: PIPER PA28-151, registration: N41483
Injuries: 3 Minor.

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 PLT REPORTED THAT HE WAS ON FINAL APCH TO LAND ON A WET, SOD RWY WHEN HE NOTICED A FLOCK OF GEESE OVER THE APCH END. HE ADDED POWER TO FLY OVER THE GEESE THEN PROCEEDED TO TOUCHDOWN FURTHER DOWN THE RWY THAN WHAT HE HAD PLANNED. DUE TO HIS SPEED & THE WET RWY, HE WAS UNABLE TO STOP SO HE ABORTED THE LANDING. HOWEVER, AFTER LIFT-OFF, THE LANDING GEAR HIT A FENCE THAT BORDERED THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY. THE ACFT CONTINUED ACROSS A BOARDERING ROAD & NOSED INTO A DITCH.

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

ABORTED LANDING..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..BIRD(S)




Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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