NTSB Identification: FTW83LA083.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21463.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 09, 1983 in BANDERA, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N32978
Injuries: 4 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 PILOT STATED THAT AFTER A NORMAL LANDING, HE TAXIED TO THE END OF THE RUNWAY IN ORDER TO ALLOW ANOTHER AIRCRAFT TO LAND. HE THAN TAXIED ABOUT 70 FT OFF THE RUNWAY INTO A GRASS TURNAROUND/TAXI AREA WHERE THE AIRCRAFT HIT AN 18 INCH DEEP HOLE WITH THE LEFT GEAR. THE IMPACT CAUSED THE GEAR TO GO UP THROUGH THE WING. THE HOLE WAS NOT MARKED.

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

UNSAFE/HAZARDOUS CONDITION WARNING..NOT IDENTIFIED..AIRPORT PERSONNEL

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

AIRPORT FACILITIES,OBSTRUCTION MARKING..INADEQUATE


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR STRUT..OVERLOAD

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