NTSB Identification: LAX83LA107.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20493.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 19, 1983 in GRAND CANYON, AZ
Aircraft: PIPER PA28-151, registration: N6892J
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 ACFT WAS BLOWN OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY DURING THE FLARE FOR LANDING AND THE GEAR COLLAPSED AFTER LANDING. THE PILOT RECEIVED A WEATHER BRIEFING AND WIND WARNING. HE STATED THAT THE ACFT FLOATED ABOUT 2000 FEET DOWN THE RUNWAY AFTER HE FLARED BEFORE TOUCHING DOWN. AN ATTEMPTED GO-AROUND WAS UNSUCCESSFUL SO THE PILOT CHOPPED THE POWER TO LAND. THE LANDING WAS OFF THE RUNWAY AND THE LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED. THE WIND WAS FROM 320 DEGREES AT 12 KTS. GUSTING TO 20 KTS.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..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:

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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