NTSB Identification: ATL83LA097.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26074.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 12, 1983 in HAMPTON, SC
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N40863
Injuries: 2 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 LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR OF THE AIRCRAFT COLLAPSED DURING A HARD LANDING. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE CLEARED TALL PINE TREES NORTH OF THE RUNWAY AT ABOUT 90 MHP (78 KTS). SHORTLY THEREAFTER THE AIRCRAFT STARTED TO SINK 'REAL FAST'. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE TRIED TO CORRECT THE SINK RATE BUT THE AIRCRAFT LANDED HARD COLLAPSING THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR AND DAMAGING THE RIGHT MAIN AND NOSE GEARS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLARE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD
LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..FAILURE,TOTAL
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