NTSB Identification: ANC83LA031.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20272.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, January 10, 1983 in WAINWRIGHT, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-301, registration: N3575A
Injuries: 6 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 AIRCRAFT RAN OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY DURING LANDING. A PASSENGER STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN AT ABOUT MID-FIELD AT A HIGHER THAN NORMAL AIRSPEED AND BOUNCED ONCE BEFORE SLIDING OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE GRAVEL RUNWAY WAS COVERED WITH ICE. THE LANDING WAS MADE AT NIGHT AND THE PILOT STATED THE RUNWAY LIGHTS WERE INTERMITTENT. THE WINDS WERE LIGHT AND VARIABLE. THE PILOT ALSO SAID HE WAS TIRED AND HAD ASKED FOR A DAY OFF FROM THE SEVEN DAY SCHEDULE BUT WAS REFUSED. HE SAID HE KNEW SOMETHING WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, ALL THREE LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED OR WERE BENT.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY EDGE LIGHTS..FAILURE,PARTIAL


Contributing Factors

FATIGUE(FLIGHT SCHEDULE)..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..ICY

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