NTSB Identification: DEN85LA003.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25869.
Accident occurred Friday, October 05, 1984 in SILVER CITY, NM
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N707FL
Injuries: 1 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 STATED AFTER THE ACCIDENT THAT HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON RWY 33. HE CONTINUED TO STATE THAT IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE LANDING FLARE, A 'TERRIFIC DOWNDRAFT' FORCED THE ACFT DOWN ON THE RWY. THE ACFT LANDED HARD AND THE PLT ATTEMPTED A GO-AROUND. HE SAID THE ACFT 'DID NOT FLY RIGHT' AFTER THE INITIAL HARD BOUNCE AND VEERED TO THE RIGHT. THE ACFT STRUCK SEVERAL FENCE POST AND SETTLED TO THE GROUND. THE WIND WAS REPORTED TO BE FROM 270 DEGREES AT 5 KTS WITH 10 KTS GUSTS.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ABORTED LANDING..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


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