NTSB Identification: CHI85LA080.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27263.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 26, 1984 in KALAMAZOO, MI
Aircraft: PIPER AEROSTAR 600, registration: N8060J
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.

THE PLT REPORTED UPON TOUCHDOWN, THE ACFT CONTACTED A PATCH OF ICE CAUSING IT TO SLIDE SIDEWAYS RESULTING IN A LEFT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSE. ATC TWR WITNESSES STATED THE ACFT APPEARED FAST ON FINAL AND A HARD LANDING WAS MADE.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ICY



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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