NTSB Identification: DEN83LA066.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20838.
Accident occurred Friday, February 25, 1983 in CUT BANK, MT
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N9929T
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 ACFT NOSED OVER AFTER OVERRUNNING THE END OF THE RUNWAY DURING AN ABORTED TAKEOFF. THE RUNWAY WAS GRASS AND THERE WAS A 90 DEGREE CROSSWIND. DURING TAKEOFF A DOWNDRAFT PUT THE ACFT BACK ON THE GROUND. THE PILOT DECIDED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF AND RETARDED THE THROTTLE. THE ACFT WAS ALLOWED TO ROLLOUT OFF THE PREPARED AREA INTO A STUBBLE FIELD AND SOFT TERRAIN WHERE THE NOSE GEAR SANK IN AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

ABORTED LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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