NTSB Identification: CHI83LA112.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20786.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 12, 1983 in THREE OAKS, MI
Aircraft: PIPER PA28-140, registration: N6487W
Injuries: 3 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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH A WIRE DURING THE LANDING APPROACH AND LANDED HARD ENOUGH TO COLLAPSE THE NOSE GEAR. ACCORDING TO THE OWNER THE FLT WAS NOT AUTHORIZED AND THE PERSON AT THE CONTROLS HELD NO PILOT CERTIFICATE. THE PILOT MADE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT, 'I WAS SIMPLY TOO LOW AND THE RIGHT WHEEL CAUGHT THE ELECTRIC WIRE WHICH FORCED THE PLANE NOSE OVER, AT WHICH TIME ALL I COULD DO WAS PULL THE RUDDER ALL THE WAY BACK TO KEEP FROM LANDING ON THE NOSE. AS IT HAPPENED I LANDED IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION BUT I HIT TOO HARD AND BROKE OFF THE NOSE WHEEL.'

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

FLARE..NOT POSSIBLE..UNQUALIFIED PERSON

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

STOLEN AIRCRAFT/UNAUTHORIZED USE..INITIATED..UNQUALIFIED PERSON

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..UNQUALIFIED PERSON


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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