NTSB Identification: FTW83LA124.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22031.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 19, 1983 in ARCOLA, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-300, registration: N47976
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 PILOT REPORTED THAT HE WAS LANDING ON RUNWAY 10 WITH A WIND FROM THE SOUTHEAST & GUSTING. HE REPORTED THAT A STRONG GUST CAUGHT THE ACFT JUST AT TOUCHDOWN, CAUSING THE LEFT MAIN GEAR TO CONTACT A SOFT SHOULDER WHICH SLOPED AWAY FROM THE PAVEMENT. REPORTEDLY, THIS PULLED THE ACFT OFF OF THE RUNWAY. THE PLT CORRECTED THE HEADING & PARALLELED THE RUNWAY. HOWEVER, DURING THE ROLL-OUT, THE LEFT MAIN GEAR CONTACTED THE RAISED LIP OF A CROSSING TAXIWAY & COLLAPSED.

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

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

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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